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Mirror Mirror Reviews

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May 2, 2017
Hear we go another fairytale of snow white but this one is a bit different it was a comedy Julia Roberts played the queen and she was so sarcastic and funny that was great about Julie Roberts playing the queen. Snow whit runs in to The seven dwarves who walk on stilts I thought that was funny about theme! I also liked the prince he was pretty hilarious I recommend this to people to watch! But it gets 49% why!!! I say it gets 60% because it was a good movie!!
March 28, 2017
I liked it but snow white wasn't that pretty tbh
February 25, 2017
All through the movie you keep expecting more but nothing is as gawdy as the ending.
February 19, 2017
Vivid colours and costumes cannot make up for a weak script and the bollywood number at the end was a weird
½ February 1, 2017
Not a good movie to watch
½ January 26, 2017
Divertido remake de Blancanieves, el cual tiene toques de humor y cuenta la historia un poquito diferente. Una Blancanieves más valiente, aguerrida y audaz, un príncipe confundido entre la reina y Blancanieves, que termina sufriendo con unos enanos que son asaltantes. Momentos de acción, romance y magia. Vale indicar que en el cierre de la peli, los actores se ponen a bailar un tema en inglés, muy coreografado, pero con un evidente toque tan propio del cine indio de Bollywood. La clave estaba en la dirección: Tarsem Singh
½ January 7, 2017
I'm surprised I liked this as much as I did!
December 7, 2016
the story is poor, the humour very low, the decors are cheaps, the actors seems to do their best with what was given to them. the pseudo feminist point of view is done wrong (snow white learn to fight but is stil considered by the script like and object). the costume are good and julia robert seem to really envoy herself beign mean. A forgettable movie I would not recommend even to children.
September 29, 2016
better than malificent and snow white and the huntsmen
August 8, 2016
Very contrived, but points for (some) visual creativity.
Super Reviewer
July 19, 2016
Julia Roberts seems to be having a lot of fun in this amusing satire that plays with fairy tale clichés - a feminist take on the classic story full of witty dialogue and with a solid script much more inspired than Snow White and the Huntsman, even if not remarkable either.
June 29, 2016
Much better than I thought it would be. Love Julia Roberts in this. Great take on the fairy tale.
Super Reviewer
May 30, 2016
The best version of this familiar tale floating around in cinematic circles, helmed by Julia Roberts with a light touch and ably seconded by Nathan Lane's best performance ever. All the familiar ingredients are presented in a fresh way and generally speaking it's a fun time at the fairy castle of ye olden days.
April 28, 2016
this movie was terrible
April 18, 2016
Fun film for the entire family.
½ April 2, 2016
Beautiful costume and set design, with a cute romance. I enjoyed this more than the other snow white adaptions, including the disney animated one.
½ March 31, 2016
It has some funny moments with good visuals, but the story falls flat
½ March 12, 2016
Don't wast your time on this one. And maybe stay away from Snow White things...They couldn't amaze you...
½ March 1, 2016
Mirror Mirror on the wall, which is the fairest snow white tale of 2012? With three films and two television shows in the pipeline based on this one fairytale alone, how much poetic license is too much for one calendar year?

After the death of his wife during childbirth, The King (Sean Bean) takes to the job of raising his daughter Snow White (Lily Collins) in their glorious and genuinely cheerful kingdom. As his daughter grows, the king realizes there are some things only a mother can teach and finds a new bride in Queen Clementianna (Julia Roberts).

One night the king mysteriously disappears from the woods, apparently falling victim to a vicious beast who lives within and the Queen steals control of the kingdom. Running it into the ground financially and destroying its citizen's zest for life, the beauty-obsessed wicked queen proceeds to incarcerate her step-daughter and limit the chance of her opposition.

Snow White is loved and cared for by the original castle staff, which on her 18th birthday encourages her to leave the castle and visit the village capital to see for herself the bankrupt state of the crumbing kingdom.

Whilst returning through the woods, she has a brief but intriguing encounter with Prince of Valencia (Armie Hammer). By chance, the prince later arrives at the castle in a semi-dressed state, capturing the attention of the queen for both his looks and his wallet.

Throwing a ball in an attempt to woe the prince, the queen is angered as Snow White makes an unwelcome appearance and manages to steal the prince' affections first. Ordering her manservant, Brighton (Nathan Lane) to dispose of Snow White and eliminate her threat by taking her out into the woods and leaving her for the beast.

Soft at heart and petrified of the woods, Brighton runs back to the castle without doing the deed, leaving Snow White to fend for herself. The beautiful and generous girl is not alone long however, as a band of seven thieving dwarfs apprehensively offer her food, shelter and fighting training.

Quickly learning valuable life lessons from each other, Snow White and the Dwarfs agree that the kingdom cannot continue as is, and something must be done, but what exactly? And who will help them?

Funny and charming, with spectacular production design and stunning costumes, Mirror Mirror seems to have lost the idea of exactly who its target audience is. From the high gloss picture-castle, the dark mysterious woods and the unique secluded paradise location set beyond the shimmer of the magic mirror, this recreation of one of the most classic fairy tales seems a little too contrived and puppeteered.

Director Tarsem Singh has augmented the story trying to allow it to straddle the mystical world whilst meeting modern sensibilities and political correct restrictions. In some instances this is fun and interesting, like the Queen's wrinkle-free reflection in her mirror and the renegade Dwarfs appear as giants towering above people on black accordion like stilts however in others it is left lacking as to many original elements are missing and the bizarre final bollywood style musical number is completely out of place.

Roberts is wonderful in this role, embodying the domineering and shallow style character whilst bringing her own warmth. Collins is a little flat, merely a cardboard version of the character, whilst Hammer does goofy as well as could be expected. The standout characterizations here are the seven dwarfs, each with its own new name; all the actors manage to add a few layers of depth during their limited screen time.

The Verdict: The scripts cynical, tongue-in-cheek tone nicely counters the unsubtle sledge-hammer positive reinforcement themes of goodness and true love.

Published: The Queanbeyan Age
Date of Publication: 06/04/2012
February 22, 2016
loved this movie I would watch it again and again.
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