Monday, June 18, 2012

Movie Review: Mirror Mirror

Blurb: One of the world's most beloved fairy tales takes a hilarious turn in this fresh, exciting film starring Oscar Winner Julia Roberts. After she spends all her money, an evil enchantress queen (Roberts) schemes to marry a handsome, wealthy prince (The Social Network's Armie Hammer). There's just one problem - he's in love with a beautiful princess, Snow White (Lily Collins, The Blind Side).javascript:void(0) So, the sinister queen banishes Snow White from her own kingdom! Now, joined by seven rebellious dwarves, Snow White launches an epic battle of good vs. evil in this funny, magical movie that the whole family will love.

Review: This has been the year of Snow White! First with Once Upon A Time and now with Mirror, Mirror. The two women starring in the film are perfect, Julia Roberts as the wicked Queen and Lilly Collins (daughter of Genesis frontman, Phil Collins) as Snow White. You can't get much better than this. Plus Lilly really is the image of Audrey Hepburn.

Now this take on the Snow White legend isn't what you've read in fairy tales. The seven dwarves are definitely not the Dopey, Sneezy, Grumpy variety, but they are a hoot and a half.

Nathan Lane is another great addition to the cast, playing the right hand man to the Wicked Queen. He's not evil though, and you know his loyalties really lie with Snow White!

Then there's Prince Charming. He's the only ho hum character here. He's easy on the eyes, but his part is a little lack luster. He's upstaged by just about everyone here. In fact, it is really hard to figure out why Snow White even wants him.

But all that aside this was a fun movie to watch, and Lily's song at the end, I Believe In Love is quite fun to listen to.

Rating: Worth Redboxing

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