Julia Roberts, Lily Collins
March 30, 2012
1 hour 46 minutes
There were two Snow White related movies that came out this year. The one I got to see in theaters, 'Snow White & the Huntsman,' disappointed me greatly due to how epic and awesome it looked from the trailers. 'Mirror Mirror,' however, had a counteract effect. This family movie, from visual director Tarsem Singh, I thought looked awful from the trailers and marketing. After seeing the movie, I must say that I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Sure the story is cliched and predictable, but the vision of Tarsem and the clever aspects of the movie help make this movie a much more satisfying experience than one would expect. If one knows the story of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,' then they might be surprised at the interesting spin this movie takes on.
It's not the best kid's movie of the year, but it most certainly isn't the worst. The cast, aside from Julia Roberts, all give good performances, or at least tolerable enough performances. There are some stale jokes in the movie, but there are also some pretty funny ones. The visuals look stunning and pop right off the screen. Even the story has an interesting twist that I was intrigued by throughout. If your family is bored and has nothing to watch, then I would say try to find this title. It's not as frightening as some fantasy kids movies are, but there are a couple of creepy moments. At the end of the day, Tarsem Singh wins the "Best Snow White Movie of 2012" with 'Mirror Mirror." Who would have thought that the crappier, dumber looking 'Snow White' movie would turn out to be better than the badass, epic looking one, despite the flaws that this film clearly presents?