Mirror Mirror Movie Review: A New Kind of Fairy Tale Princess

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Mirror Mirror Movie Review

With all of my excitement over going to Santa Monica to watch the screening of Mirror Mirror in the beginning of March, and having the pleasure of meeting Lily Collins – I completely spaced on telling you what I thought of the movie!

You may have pieced together my thoughts based on the few posts I’ve written about the different aspects of my trip, but in case you haven’t…

I LOVED Mirror Mirror!

Here’s why…

Mirror Mirror isn’t your average fairy tale. And Snow White? She’s not your average fairy tale princess.

Mirror Mirror Movie Review

Lily Collin’s portrayal of Snow White is completely different than the classic Disney version of Snow White, and while I do love me some Disney, I’m loving this new “Snow.” You see, in Mirror Mirror, Snow White doesn’t need a Prince to rescue her. Nope, what I love so much about this movie is that for once, a princess did the rescuing! 

After the evil queen, played by Julia Roberts, sends Snow White to her death in the woods because she wants the handsome (and rich) Prince for herself, and she escapes her death by the sweet and silly Queen’s servant, played by Nathan Lane, Snow White meets up with the Seven Dwarves…and becomes a strong, independent woman.

Mirror Mirror Movie Review

While with the Seven Dwarves, Snow White doesn’t cook and clean the day away while they are out at work…No, Snow White finds the perfect outfit, learns a skill and goes to work with them. What kind of work you might ask?

Highway robbery.

No, seriously. They rob the Queen’s employees and send the money back to the villagers, who desperately need it!

In the end, it is Snow White who rescues the Prince, and someone else – but that’s a total shocker and I don’t want to spoil it for you! And while the evil Queen totally gets what she deserves, it’s not in the way we are used to with fairy tales.

Aside from the wonderful story, I loved the cast. I thought that everyone was so perfect for their roles! Armie Hammer made a dashing, charming and silly Prince, and Lily Collins rocked Snow White. Nathan Lane cracked me up as the Queen’s servant.

The only small issue I had was actually with Julia Roberts as the evil Queen. I love Julia Roberts. She really is America’s Sweetheart. And she was really evil – but every time she laughed that laugh, I kind of rooted for her.

I know, I am ashamed to admit it – but how can you not love that woman, no matter what role she is playing?

And the costumes?

Mirror Mirror Movie Review

OMG. The costumes. I got excited as we went from one scene to the next, just to see what everyone was wearing!

I loved every minute of Mirror Mirror. I laughed out loud, I teared up…and I walked out of the theater thinking, “I can’t wait to take Angeline to see this!”

You can watch the Mirror Mirror trailer here – and I highly recommend seeing this one at the theater, because those costumes? They beg to be seen on the big screen!

All photos courtesy of Relativity Media. I attended a press screening of Mirror Mirror, but all opinions are 100% my own!

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  1. says

    I can’t wait to go see this movie – it looks fun and fresh! I agree about Julia Roberts – can’t really picture her as evil…but we’ll see :)

  2. tamie says

    I actually was able to get hubby to go to see this with me!! He loved it and even woke up laughing about some of the scenes that he liked so much.

  3. says

    I had no idea that was the way the movie leaned — I love it. You’re right about the costumes alone making it worth a see. Wow.

  4. says

    I can’t wait to see this, it looks like a great new direction for Snow White. Actually I never liked the original cartoon much.

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