We all know the story of Snow White and her Seven Dwarfs, sort of. But do you know the story of Mirror, Mirror? I donâ€™t want to give too much away but I will tell you this, the idea of Snow being a feminist ass-kicker who joins forces with the Robin Hoodesque dwarfs is a much more empowering and entertaining story for the entire family.
I love Julia Roberts, but truly wanted to gouge her eyes out as the evil Stepmom/Queen. Her portrayal of a diabolical powerhouse was spot on. If Americaâ€™s sweetheart can make you want to throat punch her, you know she is a great actress.
Lily Collins portrayed Snow White and Armie Hammer portrayed the prince; what a deliciously adorable portrayal of young love.
I thought the story stuck close to the original fairytale with just a few updates to make it more appealing to todayâ€™s youth. I went to see it with my four and six year old and my mother-in-law.
We all enjoyed it immensely. Iâ€™d say that is proof positive that Mirror, Mirror is fun for the entire family, as well as enjoyable across the trans-generational divide.
Overall, Iâ€™d say that itâ€™s a great onscreen adaptation with beautiful scenery and a fantastic cast. After seeing this movie, you will have a new-found respect for Snow White and her seven little guys.
What’s your favorite childhood fairytale that you’d like to see adapted to a movie?
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