Mirror Mirror (2012) | Movie review

Mirror Mirror 2012 film large movie poster

Rated: PG-13
Genre: Comedy fantasy
Running Time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
Director: Tarsem Singh Cast: Lily Collins, Julia Robers, Armie Hammer

Synopsis: “In Relativity’s “Untitlted Snow White Project”, starring Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts and breakout star Lilly Collins (“The Blind Side” & “Priest”), and evil Queen (Roberts) steals control of a kingdom, and an exiled princess (Collins) enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright in a spirited adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the imagination of audiences the world over. The film also stars Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) as the object of their affection, Prince Andrew Alcott, and Nathan Lane (“The Birdcage”) as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen” (Nusantara Edaran Filem).

Verdict: It attempts to replicate Ever After‘s (1998) brilliant retelling of a fairy tale (Cinderella) with smart unique twists but fails miserably. Mirror Mirror lacks of imagination and creativity so much that even its cheap humour may not be sufficient to entertain children. Not to mention about its lack of respect for the original Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. Decent performance by Julia Roberts but wasn’t enough to carry the whole film. The only thing that kept me in my seat for almost the whole film was Lily Collin’s beauty. Fairest of them all indeed she is but quite distracting thick eyebrows she has.

Favourite scene: Its stop motion-like prologue.

Medieval setting fail: The seven dwarfs have footwear that can grow and shrunk instantly as they please. Cool technology. And one of the dwarfs wears a cowboy hat.

No black actors involved? One of the seven dwarfs is an Asian but no black character spotted in the movie.

Rating: 1 / 5

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Plot holes? The seven dwarfs are bandits that attack, rob and steal from anyone but they don’t violate the beautiful girl whom they found unconscious right outside at their doorstep. The dwarfs train Snow White how to fight in her white dress before getting her proper attires. The dwarfs can chase two running horses in their tall footwear. The prince can be knocked out by a single punch from a princess who has never got out of the castle until recently. The witch in the mirror sends two gigantic puppets to kill Snow White but they attack the dwarfs instead and ultimately, gets backstabbed by the Snow White. There’s no background or clear explanation on the mirror, by the way. I don’t even wanna start with the ending.

Bad joke: “Guys, wake up. Snow White’s gone.”; “Did you check the kitchen?!”

Sean Bean as The King & Snow White's father in Mirror Mirror
Sean Bean as The King/ Snow White’s father.
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  1. [SK]

    wow, really that bad that you rated it 1/5?? hmmm, i thought i would want to watch that actually, watching Julia Roberts as the black-hearted queen, haha.. but then with such low rating, second thought already~~ :p

  2. Nava.K

    Julia Roberts is my fav actress but sad to read that also her acting was good, the movie was not that good or so so. Anyway, I will still want to watch this movie, maybe not in the theatre but get a DVD for home watching.

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