Mirror Mirror is a modern and funny retelling of one of the most beloved fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This modern version is more about the evil Queen; it is told from the viewpoint of the Queen. The Queen may be evil and ruthlessly rules her kingdom but she is also funny at the same time. Snow White is not the frail princess; she is strong-willed and innovative. With the help of seven thieves but courageous dwarfs, she fought the Queen and wins back her Prince and her birth right.
The movie is a funny and bizarre interpretation of the tale. The Queen is vain and lives lavishly and wears outrageous gowns and jewelry. Unfortunately her kingdom is broke and demanded even more taxes from the impoverished villages. She has been plundering the citizens of her kingdom to fund her lavish lifestyle. She also planned to ensnare the Prince of Valencia to marry her in order to save her Kingdom. This plan was foiled when spark was developed between the Prince and Snow White.
The costumes specially the Queen’s gowns are spectacular. The production and scenic designs are also great and spectacular. The production design alone is worth the amount I spent to see the movie. Although the pacing at some parts of the film is slow.
The movie may not be suitable for very small kids but older children and adults will surely enjoy the laughs, spectacular visuals parody. It is a refreshing interpretation of the tale and it doesn’t have the cheap and slapstick jokes. The jokes are funny but not over the top; they are restrained. The movie is not grim as the original tale, it is funny, charming and enjoyable.
Julia Roberts stars as the evil but funny queen. Her smiles are almost as big as her spectacular gowns. She is funny specially her conversations with the psychic lady in the mirror. Lilly Collins stars as Snow White and directed by Tarsem Singh.