‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ misses its target

In this image released by Universal Pictures, Jessica Chastain appears in a scene from "Huntsman: Winter's War." (Giles Keyte/Universal Pictures via AP)

In this image released by Universal Pictures, Jessica Chastain appears in a scene from “Huntsman: Winter’s War.” (Giles Keyte/Universal Pictures via AP)

Katie Walsh – Tribune News Service

How do you solve a problem like Kristen (Stewart)? If you’re the filmmakers of “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” you write Snow White entirely out of the sequel to “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

The film’s clearly a valuable property, so it’s no wonder that Universal would return to that well with a sequel, this time directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, the visual effects supervisor on the first film. But the script acrobatics result in a bizarre prequel/sequel mash up where Snow White doesn’t show up in her own fairy tale.

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