Mirror, Mirror (2012)


“Weakness is weakness only if *you* see it that way.” – Grimm

Number of Times Seen – Twice (9 Nov 2012 and 18 Feb 2021)

Brief Synopsis –  After her father, the King dies, a young princess is banished to the forest by her step mother the Queen, and only a group of seven Dwarves can she try to regain her rightful kingdom.

My Take on it – Intriguing idea to do a live action version of the story of Snow White.

The cast is great with Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Amie Hammer and Nathan Lane, but they never find a way to make things or engaging.

The fantasy aspects of the story aren’t presented in a more realistic way for a live action tale.

The special effects are done well, but something constantly seems off as things move along.

The best part of this film are the 7 Dwarves because they give us lots of reasons to care about what will happen to them.

They are have a great rapport together and it shows during their various conversations ad interactions with one another.

They attempt to make this story feel more grown up, but that inevitably detracts even more from this story than adds to it which is quite a shame because of the potential that they had here.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Throughout the film, Julia Roberts wears enormous ball gowns. On the set, her children hid underneath her skirt without anyone knowing. In between takes, Roberts had her children removed from the set because she was concerned about them hearing her “vile” dialogue as the Evil Queen. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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