Forgotten Chris Hemsworth Fantasy Movie Kills On Netflix
Snow White and the Huntsman is the 7th most watched movie on Netflix.
By Joshua Jones | Published
One of Chris Hemsworth’s first blockbusters was the 2012 fantasy film Snow White and the Hunter. The film also starred Kristen Stewart as the title character and Charlize Theron as the evil stepmother Queen Ravenna. The film was ultimately a box office disappointment, earning a worldwide total of $396.9 million. While Hemsworth and Stewart have since starred in many other projects, Netflix subscribers have been watching the 2012 fantasy film heavily. brands. This comes after Hemsworth’s recent exit as Thor in Marvel Thor: Love and Thunder. Hemsworth, who has also starred in other Netflix projects, was heavily featured in the 2016 sequel, The Hunter: Winter’s War. The actor’s popularity has grown since his portrayal of Eric the Hunter, who helps Stewart’s Snow White escape Queen Ravenna in the original film.
The film did not receive praise from fans when it first premiered in theaters. It scored 49% on Rotten Tomatoes and was described by many as spotty. The New York Times praised Theron’s performance and sometimes called the film “riveting”. Chris Hemsworth’s turn as the Huntsman didn’t leave much of an impression. Interestingly, the movie was released the same summer as Marvel’s The Avengers, which was a much bigger theatrical success in Hemsworth’s career. As for Stewart, she would not return for the 2012 film’s sequel. In an interview with Variety, Stewart claimed that she decided not to return after having disagreements with the script. The actress later revealed that she only found out about the sequel without her after reading a press release. The news didn’t shake the confidence of Stewart, who said she had been speaking with the studio behind the project for months.
Although Kristen Stewart left the project, Chris Hemsworth would continue. The studio centered the sequel on her character and the return of Charlize Theron’s Queen Ravenna. While the sequel gave Hemsworth another starring vehicle after his turn as the Mighty Thor, the film was ultimately a box office flop as well. It only grossed $44.8 million in its opening weekend and reached a worldwide total of $165 million, against a production budget of $115 million. According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, the film cost the studio at least $75 million. As for critical response, the sequel scored lower than its predecessor on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 20% rating. Consensus site Rotten Tomatoes described it as a “useless sequel”. The Hunter: Winter’s War was just a year before Hemsworth appeared in Thor: Ragnarok for Marvel.
The recent success of Snow White and the Hunter may result from Chris Hemsworth appearing in so many other Netflix projects. He starred in the 2020 action movie Extractionwhich was produced by Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo. The film centers on an Australian mercenary whose mission is to save the son of an Indian drug lord. Extraction was a huge hit with critics and fans alike. It received praise primarily for the action sequences. Regarding the audience, Extraction was watched by an estimated 90 million households in its first month of release, making it the streaming service’s biggest premiere ever. Netflix also revealed that 99 million households watched the film in its first four weeks of release, and Variety reported that it was the fourth most-watched streaming title of 2020. The success of the first film has allowed Netflix to greenlight a sequel.
In addition to his work on Netflix projects, Chris Hemsworth has other hit fare coming his way. Of course, many fans are waiting for his next appearance as Mighty Thor. Marvel didn’t announce a fifth Thor movie during its Comic-Con presentation. Considering the end credits scene of Thor: Love and Thunder, it’s safe to say that Thor will return in a huge way. In addition to Thor, Hemsworth is also attached to the next madmax spin-off movie Furiosa. The spin-off will focus on the origins of Furiosa, who Charlize Theron played in 2015 Mad Max: Fury Road. We do not yet know the name of Hemsworth’s Furiosa character, although he will play a villain in the film.