The timeless fairy tale Snow White gets a dazzling makeover by visionary director Tarsem Singh in this fantasy adventure starring Oscar winner Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen and newcomer Lily Collins as the fair-skinned Princess Snow White. When handsome Prince Alcott (Armie Hammer) falls for angelic Snow White, the jealous Evil Queen seizes control of a magical kingdom and casts the orphaned princess into exile. Meanwhile, as the diabolical queen schemes to win the heart of handsome Prince Alcott with the help of her bumbling servant Brighton (Nathan Lane), Snow White befriends a gang of pint-sized thieves who will help her to reclaim her rightful place on the throne and win back the man of her dreams. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
This movie is a good twist on the old Snow White story. The Dwarfs are a kick in the pants, and the dialogue and acting are pretty good, too. I think this is definitely worth watching for the entertainment value.
For a movie that desperately wants to be mistaken for a Disney production, there were a lot of postives. First, most of the cast was wonderful. With the surprising exception of Julia Roberts, who seems to have an inability to shed her good-girl aura, and the prince, who fails to get us to invest ourselves in his side of the story, the entire cast exhibited wonder and humor. The dwarves, in particular, were excellent. Each scene with the dwarves was a treat in an otherwise underwhelming love story. Even Lily Collins turned in a decent performance, though her range is clearly still developing. The scenery and costumes were bar none. Exterior scenes had a sound-stage or green screen feel, but were still sculpted and designed with great detail and an artistic touch that kept me watching a movie I otherwise would never have kept running. The costumes, as well, designed and sculpted with a certain expertise and style that really made me forget about the prior mentioned "sound-stage/g
This one's quite well done. It's a twist on the old story, fresh, with great dialogue and acting, especially the dwarves. It's an allegory of our times. Notice, the seat of government, a beacon on a hill, is far from the people. Its politicians live in excess at the expense of the overtaxed, stricken families. Young Snow White alludes to Lady Liberty held captive. Around the necks of the queen and her "Beast" hangs a chain with a crescent moon, as Islam, alluding to the toll decades of war in the Middle East have taken. It's cast a pall over the land, and stolen the people's joy and prosperity. The film calls on the young generation to restore the land and an all-inclusive society, by breaking the "spell" of distant war, of the allure of huge riches, of rule by self-indulgent, cruel, capricious, established, manipulative, arrogant elites. Even the title of the film, "Mirror, Mirror" seems to say, "Look at ourselves. Is this the price we are willing to pay?"
How do you make the worst adaptation of Snow White? Mirror Mirror has the answer. It's extremely superficial, poorly acted, a stupid story with bad special effects. The costume designs are frightening, only because they suck. This is the most uninspired depiction of the classic fairytale.
An old story redone in a new way. Quite enjoyable for adults and children. Julia Roberts and the new young actress Lily Collins are both excellent in their parts.Liked the thinking outside of the box in the special effects, etc... Rent this one.
Feminist nonsense cliche? I don't think so. This movie totally exceeded my expectations. It was funny, smart, and gorgeous to look at. It's one of those "Princess Bride" type of movies that people will watch over and over again for years and years.