‘Mirror Mirror’ Review; A Guest Review by a Mom!

by on March 31, 2012

in Entertainment, movie reviews

'Mirror Mirror' movie review, Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer

Brusimm reader Jen C. supplied a guest movie review of Mirror Mirror.  Jen is a mom, so this review is from a mom’s perspective… a rare but lucky opportunity to catch the perspective of the parental demographic.  As Jen put it about her movie review submission,

“The review is short but sweet, much like the film itself.”

Mirror Mirror stars Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer and Nathan Lane and is directed by Tarsem Singh Dhandwar (Immortals).

It has a runtime of 106 minutes and is rated PG.

There could be what’s considered movie spoilers, so proceed at your own pace if you haven’t seen the movie yet! (The editor.)

'Mirror Mirror' Armie Hammer and Lily Collins

Today I took my daughter to see Mirror Mirror, the most recent Snow White movie to hit theaters.  I was skeptical at first, as it is not the typical “type” of movie I enjoy (and really, who doesn’t already know the story of Snow White?) but from the start I was drawn into this new take on an old classic.

Julia Roberts plays the evil queen, and I thought she did a great job breathing humor and wit into the role.  Nathan Lane played her right hand man, her long suffering door mat, and he was great as well.  Snow White was wonderful, as was the Handsome Prince.  The story moved along nicely, it was funny and light.

Snow was given the power in the movie:  She’s the one who rescues the prince, saves the day, fights the good fight.

'Mirror Mirror' Lily Collins and the dwarfsThe highlight, by far, of this version of the tale were the wonderful dwarfs in Mirror Mirror. They weren’t your typical Sneezy, Dopey, Grumpy, etc.  They were given different names and were rough, real, fun, and…thieves.  Bandits, creating trouble in the woods.  Well, until Snow White came along and showed them the error of their ways!  She cooked and cleaned, sure, and in return they taught her to use a sword and stand up to the evil queen who wanted her dead.

Mirror Mirror was what a movie should be.  Entertaining.  Delightful.  Fun.  🙂

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