‘Mirror Mirror’ Review (Post #114)
Mirror Mirror was definitely not on the menu when I first heard about it. But because of one of the users on Letterboxd I gave it a chance. Mirror Mirror is directed by Tarsem Singh, who directed the spectacularly beautiful The Fall. (One of my favorite movies) Mirror Mirror is its own stand alone Snow White story. The story is played off with what I like to call subtly-forced humor. It recognizes it is a fantasy, much like Princess Bride, but not nearly as memorable or good. The dialogue is hilarious, especially that coming from The Queen, played by Julia Roberts, who is well cast in this. The dwarves are lovable and I couldn’t stop laughing at the dwarf Chuckles. Lily Collins is a played out a a kind of Robin Hood like character, along with the dwarves. She fits the role perfectly because of her good acting chops, beautiful looks and soothing voice. The story isn’t full of any major themes, but it is funny and all enjoyable the same. I had a great time and couldn’t stop laughing. Much more enjoyable than Snow White and the Huntsman.
The visuals are absolutely breathtaking. What from the gorgeously animated opening scenes, to the immaculate costumes, if you pause the movie at any point during the film, it leave a near perfect frame on the screen. If you didn’t like the story, acting or anything else, you have to appreciate its visuals, in terms of color, costume, production design and cinematography.
Story: 7/10 (The dialogue had allot of spunk)
Concept: 5/10 (Lacking in terms of theme)