A few months ago, I had the priviledge of attending a press screening of the Mirror Mirror movie in Santa Monica and actually meeting Lily Collins.
If you haven't seen the Mirror Mirror movie yet, here is the official synopsis:
MIRROR MIRROR tells the story of Snow White (Collins), a princess in exile and the evil Queen (Roberts) who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her Prince in this magical comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. The film is produced by Bernie Goldmann (300), Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) and Brett Ratner (Rush Hour franchise). MIRROR MIRROR'S screen story was written by Melisa Wallack, and the screenplay was written by Marc Klein and Jason Keller.
Our Thoughts on the Mirror Mirror movie:
While in North Carolina last week, we watched Mirror Mirror again, and of course, it's one of those movies that gets better each time you see it!
Mirror Mirror tells the story of Snow White, whose father had disappeared when she was young, being left in the care of her cruel stepmother. During her reign, the kingdom fell to ruins and Snow White was mistreated...oh, and the evil queen also spent all of her money and the kingdom is bankrupt - but no one knows except for her faithful and hilarious sidekick!
We loved watching Lily Collins as Snow White; she blossomed and grew into a strong woman right before our eyes. In the beginning of the movie, she is a meek stepdaughter, craving the attention of her cold hearted, mean stepmother. With each scene, we watch her grow more and more independent, more strong - and into a wonderful role model for our daughters!
After she escapes death (I don't want to ruin it for you, so that is all I will say), Snow White finds herself in the woods and comes across the 7 dwarfs who live there. Having been exiled from the kingdom for being "ugly," they make a living by robbing passerby in the woods!
Our favorite parts of the movie were involving the 7 dwarfs. They each had their own unique personality and stole the show on many occasions! The comedy was perfect for children (my 10 year old niece was watching) but it had moments that were really funny for adults too.
I loved watching the story unfold between Armie Hammer as the Prince, Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen and Lily Collins as Snow White! The Prince was in love with Snow White, but the evil queen wanted him for herself - remember how I said that the kingdom was bankrupt? She wanted to marry the Prince so that she could access his riches! He wasn't having any of that, and she soon grew tired of trying to win him over, only to see that he was in love with Snow White...so she took matters into her own hands by placing him under the spell of puppy love.
Guess who saved him?
This fairy tale rocked!
The entire movie was visually stunning, from the elaborate village, to the fighting scenes, to the incredibly beautiful costumes!
One of my favorite parts is actually the end of the movie, after Snow White saves the Prince. The evil queen was of course defeated, but Snow White didn't punish her or exile her out of the kingdom...she let fate handle the evil queen and suffice it to say, she got what she deserved!
We are always looking to buy DVDs here or there for our road trips, so it was extra nice to receive this review copy of Mirror Mirror right in time for us to drive to North Carolina!
Now that we are home, we have already watched the Blu-ray version and WOW, those costumes really popped on Blu-ray!
MIRROR MIRROR DVD Special Features:
• Looking Through the Mirror
• Prince and Puppies
MIRROR MIRROR Blu-ray Special Features:
All of the DVD Special Features, plus...
• "I Believe in Love" Dance-along
• Mirror Mirror Interactive Storybook
• Deleted Scenes
• "Alternate Opening"
• "So You Are From Valencia?"
• "I Need Meat"
• "Snow White is Dead"
• "Thank You For Coming"
• Digital Copy of the film
Get your copy of the Mirror Mirror movie on Amazon.com or at most retail outlets!
I received a media sample of Mirror Mirror to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own - I loved this movie!