Growing up one of my favorite fairy tales was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Fortunately, even though I have three boys, they still enjoy the story themselves. Of course, their favorite characters are the seven dwarfs, as well as the Evil Queen. When I saw the previews to MIRROR MIRROR, I knew that this was one movie I definitely wanted to see and so I was excited to be able to review it. Here is the synopsis of MIRROR MIRROR:
MIRROR MIRROR tells the story of Snow White (Collins), a princess in exile and the evil Queen (Roberts) who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her Prince in this magical comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. The film is produced by Bernie Goldmann (300), Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) and Brett Ratner (Rush Hour franchise). MIRROR MIRROR’S screen story was written by Melisa Wallack, and the screenplay was written by Marc Klein and Jason Keller.
My thoughts: Although there is Snow White, the Evil Queen, and the Seven Dwarfs, this movie puts a twist to the Snow White story I grew up with. And although I love the classic story, I really enjoyed the changes in MIRROR MIRROR. In MIRROR MIRROR, we first meet the dwarfs as a bunch of thieves who disguise themselves as giants. And while we do not see Snow White in rags, she is forced to stay in her room-especially during galas. However, after a suggestion from one of the castle's servants, she does leave the castle to explore and see for herself what state the kingdom is in. This is where she encounters the Prince for the first time, and also realizes that something needs to be done to save the kingdom. When she crashes the Queen's Gala, however, the Queen decides to have her killed. So into the forest she is taken and then let go to never return. After meeting the dwarfs, she decides to fight back for her kingdom and her Prince.
I got to admit the changes to the movie caught my interest. I enjoyed the storyline and it was interesting to watch Julia Roberts as the villain. One of my favorite parts of the movie was watching Snow White save the Prince from the Queen's spell. The Queen attempted to use a love potion on the Prince, but instead used a puppy love potion. So although he loved the Queen, it was the type of love a dog has for its owner-even to the extent that he licks her face like a puppy. I also enjoyed watching Snow White fight the beast of the woods, and in conquering the beast, winning over the kingdom from the Queen. Although I kept waiting for the appearance of the red apple, I was not disappointed. It shows up with a twist again. Overall, I found this movie entertaining and even my two boys enjoyed watching it. So if you are up for a twist, I suggest you watch MIRROR MIRROR.
Disclosure: I received a copy of the movie to review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and are my honest opinion of the movie.