|Directed by:||Tarsem Singh|
|Written by:||Melissa Wallack, Jason Keller|
|Cast:||Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Lilly Collins, Nathan Lane, Mare Winningham, Michael Lerner|
|Genre:||Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy|
Mirror Mirror, is one of the films of the year that I really didn’t want to like. To my surprise though, Mirror Mirror brought the charm, wit, beauty, then made its own with the enchanted Snow White tale.
All of the actors put their best efforts on display here, most notably from the always-on top form Julia Roberts, who brought the wicked queen to life. With ghoulish humor to spare, Julia Roberts brings the laughs and insanity, stealing most scenes.
Lily Collins truly becomes a star here, as Snow White. Lily has this classic, movie star beauty to her, which she lights up the screen; with every scene she is in and reminds me of the late Audrey Hepburn. She delivers a breakthrough performance and was perfectly cast, from head to toe and has enormous chemistry with Armie Hammer, who plays Prince Alcott.
The seven dwarfs were the most entertaining aspects of the film and had the funniest lines. Their springy legs, gadget was clever and inventive, they have more edge than any version of Snow White I’ve seen, and they had swag and spirit!
The director, Tarsem Singh, never fails at delivering bold, artistic; stunning flare to his films and here is no exception. The costume designs are brilliant and should be nominated come award season; it flows perfectly with every set piece and mood that the film offers. The look of the film is just magical, like it should be, because it is a fairy tale after all, with just enough touches of the Grimm.
Overall, Mirror Mirror could of been, should of been terrible, but it turns out to be the surprise hit of the year. The Bollywood like, musical number at the end, was a nice touch and brings more energy, to the already fun film and the song was catchy. I'm surprise to say this, but Snow White and the Huntsman, better bring the A game, as Mirror Mirror, might be the better Snow White version of the year, who knew! Recommended!