Review: Mirror Mirror
When Mirror Mirror first came out, I didn’t give it much thought. It was lost in the white out of all the Snow White stuff coming out at the same time: Mirror Mirror, Snow White and the Huntsman, Once Upon a Time, and I’m sure a couple of others that I can’t think of at the moment. I remember the commercials made it look funny, while all the others were going for a darker approach. My wife wanted to watch Mirror Mirror, so I decided I would watch it with her, and I was not disappointed.
Mirror Mirror is a funny movie, while watching it I kept thinking to myself that this has a very Time Bandits/Enchanted feel to it. The entire cast was great, but I think my favorite parts involved the seven dwarves. These seven dwarves were named Napoleon (Jordan Prentice), Half Pint (Mark Povinelli), Grub (Joe Gnoffo), Grimm (Danny Woodburn), Wolf (Sebastian Saraceno), Butcher (Martin Klebba), and Chuckles (Ronald Lee Clark). The rest of the cast did a wonderful job as well, lead by Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, and Sean Bean. That’s right, Sean Bean in a movie where he doesn’t die!
The movie starts out with some very unique animation to tell the back story of Snow White being born and the queen dying. Then the Evil Queen marries the King and then arranges for his demise to the beast in the woods. The Queen then taxes the good people of the kingdom to finance her beauty treatments so that she can remain young and beautiful forever. She tells the people of the kingdom that the taxes are being used to protect them from the beast.
I thought the way they handled the magic mirror was very interesting as well.
The Seven Dwarves have been kicked out of the town as the Queen ordered all undesirables out of the kingdom. They live in the woods and have become highwaymen, robbing travelers on their way into the kingdom.
All of the characters are these quirky versions of the classic characters we are all familiar with; it’s a good story and a very nice rendition of it.
I don’t want to get into too many details as it’s the details of this movie that set it apart from all the other Snow White stuff around these day.
Mirror Mirror is a great little comedy and a lot of fun. It’s well worth the rental. I highly recommend it for a fun evening.