“Mirror, Mirror” Movie Review
A fairy tale movie that has a big cast, but seizes to amaze
With the vampire hype slowly dying out, the movie industry has moved on to a new genre: FAIRYTALES. With Harry Potter over and Twilight finishing off soon, Hollywood needs something new for its audience, both young and old, to grasp onto.
This year two movies based on the Grimm Brother’s famous “Snow White” were released; “Snow White and the Huntsman” starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, which is clearly very dark and twisted when compared to “Mirror Mirror”, a comedy/fantasy movie starring Julia Roberts. Since I saw both their trailers at the same time, I thought that Hollywood is actually running out of ideas and that only one of them will be a better movie than the other.
I gave “Mirror, Mirror” a try and the second it started playing, I knew it was going to be an OKAY movie. It was quite different to the stories I heard and even the Disney cartoon I watched as a child.
Throughout the movie, I wanted to know what happened next. I’m not going to lie, it was good but not great. The movie was both colorful and dark. But in my opinion, it killed the dark scene from the story. However, it was still a little bit entertaining. The story plot was changed and characters were added here and there. The director, Tarsem Singh, mixed up comedy, action and romance into the movie and presented his audience with a good movie, with a few laughs here and there. There is also a little unexpected surprise towards the end of the movie.
Despite the mixed reviews and receiving 50% on Rotten Tomatoes, I think the movie was okay. It is one of these movies that you can watch when you have nothing else to do on a Friday night.
UthMag Rating: 2.5/5
Here’s a trailer of the movie..
(And I can’t wait to watch “Snow White and the Huntsman”. I think it will be a good one. Let’s hope I’m not wrong)