Mirror, Mirror (Rated PG)
Starring: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, and Nathan Lane
Directed by: Tarsem Singh Dhandwar
Synopsis: After she spends all her money, an evil enchantress queen (Julia Roberts) schemes to marry a handsome, wealthy prince (Armie Hammer). There’s just one problem – he’s in love with a beautiful princess, Snow White (Lily Collins). Now, joined by seven rebellious dwarves, Snow White launches an epic battle of good vs. evil.
My Thoughts: This movie looked ridiculous from the previews and I figured it would end up being a complete waste of my time. Wrong. You can’t doubt Julia Roberts. She’s incredible as the evil queen, the character you love to hate. Her comedic timing was also spot on. The back and forth between Roberts and Nathan Lane, as her manservant, was hilarious. Lily Collins’ portrayal of Snow White was surprisingly tough and adaptable. And Armie Hammer was an adorable, if not slightly oblivious, prince charming. My favorite characters were undoubtedly the dwarves. In my opinion, they were a revelation; the best movie version of dwarves I have seen to this point. For the most part, it follows the classic tale of Snow White, but adds its own magical twists (and subtracts one critical moment). Of course the costumes have to be mentioned. They were outlandishly extravagant. Some were amazing to behold, while other provided a laugh. For the cynics out there, this movie really isn’t for you. But I definitely enjoyed it! If you’re a fairy tale fan, I would recommend Mirror, Mirror.
3.5 out of 5 Popcorn Buckets
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