MIRROR MIRROR-Movie Review

Posted on June 29, 2012

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Mirror Mirror on the wall, is this movie a poisoned apple after all? This is the Buzz About Movies’ review on Mirror Mirror.

After 2010’s Alice in Wonderland, everyone wanted to have a piece in this new fairy-tale genre. Universal came up with Snow White and the Huntsman, a dark thriller about Snow White meeting up with the Huntsman in the dangerous dark forest. Disney is working on Frozen and Malificient. Relativity Media also decided to get into the game, and hired Immortals director Tarsem Singh to direct Mirror Mirror, a lighter-more kid friendly, funny version of Snow White (with some fighting). The story was very straight forward, no plot-holes, easy to understand, and a high-five to Julia Roberts, but I’m not giving much credit to Lily Collins. ANYONE COULD’VE PLAYED THAT ROLE! Anyone from Taylor Swift to Dakota Fanning! LITERALLY! It was very engaging, the colors of the sets and costumes were all bright (as to appeal to a younger one’s eye). My younger sister loved this film, but I found it  a bit too…princessy. Nothing really blew me away here, but Julia Roberts deserves recondition for playing the Queen as she did and lighting up an otherwise (girl princess movie) into family fun.

Here’s my reviews on the cast:

 LILY COLLINS is okay as Snow, but like I said before, anyone could’ve played the part. She felt like a very gentle character, but she felt not the perfect contrast with the little angry dwarves.

 JULIA ROBERTS needs praise! Great job! Awesome! Every single second she was on screen was just pitch-perfect. I don’t know who could’ve been better playing the part!

ARMIE HAMMER needs to stick to doing movies like The Social Network and J. Edgar. He doesn’t fit for me in this movie. Despite, it looks like there is an age difference between him and Lily Collins anyway.

Here’s my overall review:

ENJOYMENT: 6.5/10

STORY: 9/10

TECHNICAL: 2/10

ACTING: 7/10

VISUALS: 10/10

IMPACT: 3/10

PACING: 10/10

VALIDITY: 7/10

MOOD: 6/10

RE-WATCH: 4/10

Overall, I give this film a: 6.5 (Not Perfect Yet Not Bad). Snow White and the Huntsman was better than this. Pretty obvious.

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