When I think of classic fairy tales, like Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, or Cinderella, I always think of the Disney versions. There have been, and are a number of movies and television shows depicting classic fairy tales quite differently. I’m not certain how much this is a new take on the stories as it is going back to the original stories that often differ from the Disney versions.
Mirror, Mirror, is definitely not the Disney fairy tale. While many elements of the classic Snow White story are present, the famous poisoned apple doesn’t make an appearance until the story is essentially over and seems thrown in just so it’s there.
The acting wasn’t great with the exceptions being Julia Roberts as the queen and Nathan Lane as Brighton (he is hysterical). The dwarfs were renamed with stupid names, wear stilts as they go around robbing people, and are generally ridiculous.
There is a wonderfully animated scene that tells the back-story of what happened to Snow White’s father. Other that that, pretty much the only scenes worth watching are those with the Queen talking to her reflection in the mirror and anything with Brighton.
Not a terrible movie, and funny at times, but the absurdity of the dwarfs, the queen trying to marry the prince, and things like that makes it hard to really get into.
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