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Mirror Mirror (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Mirror Mirror
Year: 2012
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Directed By: Tarsem Singh
Starring: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer
About: An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILDeA7AqA84

My Review:
Having not seen Mirror Mirror in a while I thought it would be a good way to start the week and a film, by also wanting something that was easy watching I thought that this would be the perfect movie for me and I was right.

I like that this movie is not the same as every other Snow White film which has been released however stays true to the overall story. By having Snow White still hated by her step-mother as she is the fairest of them all and the rightful queen to the throne and still tries to kill her. Having through the movie the way that the queen is able to use magic and how the magic mirror is able to reflect who the queen is on the inside but while being more of a stable mind showed how the mirror was able to effect the way the queen ruled while keeping her as a villain. One thing I also like about Mirror Mirror is that Snow White is the one who saves the prince and not the normally seen the prince saves the princess, by doing this it showed how woman are just as powerful as men, while still staying true to the true loves kiss by having that as the way she saves him. Having the father at the ending being actually controlled by the queen and made into a beast which is why he never came back for Snow White is something I thought was a good way of changing things within the movie. This made me happy to see how Snow was able to get her family back and extend it due to wanting to help her kingdom and from being able to escape the Evil Queen who tried to get her killed in the woods. By having the famous red apple scene at the ending I thought was interesting especially as it had Snow telling the queen no and making her take a bite of the poison apple. The humour within Mirror Mirror was also well done and is good for both adults and children which helps to make this a brilliant family movie.

Personally, I didn't understand the dancing ending of the movie after the wedding. It just did not seem to fit the rest of the film at all and made me wonder why they put it in at all. Not only this but I think they needed to give a little more backstory on the Evil Queen since this was the character in which the movie seemed to be focused around.

Overall, I thought that this was a good family movie which is different from the traditional Snow White story. I would recommend this to families who are looking for a Disney style movie and also like live action, not only this but I think this would be good for those who are looking for an adventure and comedy movie. I would see this movie again.

My Rating: 4/5 

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