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Mirror Mirror (2012)

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  • Genre: Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
  • Release Date: 30 March 2012 (USA)
  • Runtime: 106 min
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Mirror Mirror (2012)


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  • IMDb page: Mirror Mirror (2012)
  • Rate: 6.0/10 total 1,172 votes 
  • Genre: Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
  • Release Date: 30 March 2012 (USA)
  • Runtime: 106 min
  • Director: Tarsem Singh
  • Stars: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer
  • Original Music By: Alan Menken   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Queen | Evil Queen | Princess | Two Word Title | Dwarf

Writing Credits By:

  • Jacob Grimm (original story) and
  • Wilhelm Grimm (original story)
  • Melissa Wallack (screenplay) &
  • Jason Keller (screenplay)
  • Melisa Wallack  screenplay

Known Trivia

  • Saoirse Ronan was considered for the role of Snow White, but the age difference between her and Armie Hammer was too big.
  • Alex Pettyfer, James Holzier, and James McAvoy were all considered for the part of Prince Andrew Alcott.
  • The original script included a scene between a shirtless Prince (Armie Hammer) and the Queen (Julia Roberts) in which the Queen remarks how smooth his chest is. This line had to be altered when Hammer refused to shave the hair off his chest for the scene.
  • Lily Collins admitted in an interview that she originally auditioned for the role of Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman, losing to Kristen Stewart.
  • Until the filming was complete, Mirror Mirror was known as The Untitled Snow White Project. Though director Tarsem Singh’s intention was to make a family-friendly action comedy, he admitted to the press that he was disappointed with the title Mirror, Mirror. He said in an interview that we would have preferred the simple title of “Snow.”
  • Julia Roberts said in an interview, “I was like, ‘this is a terrible idea.’ I was against it (the movie) a thousand percent.” However, when Roberts had a meeting with director Tarsem Singh, her opinions changed completely. “I am such a fan of Tarsem, and fell under his spell.”
  • According to Julia Roberts, her costumes in the film were both heavy and almost impossible to move in. At one point while shooting, Roberts turned rather quickly to her co-star Nathan Lane during a take, and pulled a muscle. Needless to say, they had to stop shooting. Lane asked if Roberts was all right, and she responded with, “I think I just ripped something.”
  • In many traditions of Snow White, the actress playing the Evil Queen also plays the Witch/Crone role with the poisoned apple. Producers kept videos and photographs of ‘Julia Robert (I)”s “hag” transformation under wraps before the film was released to both surprise and lure audiences. However, director Tarsem Singh revealed in an interview, “Julia does become a hag in the end, it’s pretty gross.”
  • This is Julia Roberts’ second film playing an iconic fairy tale role; two decades earlier, she played Tinkerbell in Hook.
  • This is the second time Martin Klebba has portrayed one of the seven dwarfs in a Snow White film, the first being Snow White: The Fairest of Them All: The Fairest of Them All.

Plot: An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.  »

Story: An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Robbie Brenner known as executive producer
  • John Cheng known as executive producer
  • Bernie Goldmann known as producer
  • Ryan Kavanaugh known as producer
  • Jamie Marshall known as executive producer
  • Kevin Misher known as executive producer
  • Josh Pate known as executive producer
  • Brett Ratner known as producer
  • Ajit Singh known as co-producer
  • Nico Soultanakis known as co-producer
  • Tucker Tooley known as executive producer
  • Tommy Turtle known as executive producer
  • Jeff G. Waxman known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Julia Roberts known as The Queen
  • Lily Collins known as Snow White
  • Armie Hammer known as Prince Alcott
  • Nathan Lane known as Brighton
  • Jordan Prentice known as Napoleon
  • Mark Povinelli known as Half Pint
  • Joe Gnoffo known as Grub
  • Danny Woodburn known as Grimm
  • Sebastian Saraceno known as Wolf
  • Martin Klebba known as Butcher
  • Ronald Lee Clark known as Chuckles
  • Robert Emms known as Charles Renbock
  • Mare Winningham known as Baker Margaret
  • Michael Lerner known as Baron
  • Sean Bean known as King
  • Bonnie Bentley known as Caroline (Poor Woman)
  • Arthur Holden known as Noble #1
  • Kwasi Songui known as Noble #2
  • Eric Davis known as Noble #3
  • Kathleen Fee known as Noble #4
  • Nadia Verrucci known as Servant
  • Dawn Ford known as Townswoman / Old Lady
  • Alex Ivanovici known as Town Magistrate
  • Richard Jutras known as Townsman
  • Mélodie Simard known as Child
  • Kimberly-Sue Murray known as Villager
  • Lisa Roberts Gillan known as Mirror Queen Double
  • Adam Butcher known as Servant #2
  • André Lanthier known as Lord Waverly
  • Lisa Noto known as Magical Cottage Queen
  • William Calvert known as Door Guard #1
  • Nicholas Guest known as Door Guard #2
  • Frank Welker known as Mannequins / Beast (voice)
  • Anthony Bougiouris known as Dancer
  • Antonios Bougiouris known as Dancer
  • Jason Cavalier known as Guard #1
  • Omar Forrest known as Dancer
  • Louise Hradsky known as Dancer
  • Chantal Hunt known as Dancer
  • Dani Jazzar known as Dancer
  • Jeff Mortensen known as Dancer
  • Genny Sermonia known as Dancer
  • Caroline Torti known as Dancer
  • Ryan Wilson known as Dancer



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Chantal Bergeron known as assistant hair stylist
  • Marianne Bobet known as assistant makeup artist
  • Felicity Bowring known as makeup and hair designer
  • Charles Carter known as key makeup artist: extras
  • Annick Chartier known as key makeup artist
  • Michelle Côté known as hair stylist
  • Nathalie Garon known as key extras hairdresser
  • Annie Jalbert known as wig maker
  • Natasha Ladek known as wig maker
  • Lyne Lapiana known as hairstylist
  • Félix Larivière known as head of hair department
  • Martin Nepton known as assistant hair stylist
  • Ghislaine Sant known as hair stylist
  • Nathalie Trépanier known as makeup artist
  • Fanny Vachon known as makeup artist
  • Galia Vaillancourt known as assistant makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Claire Alary known as key property master
  • Frédéric Amblard known as set designer
  • Serge Archambault known as head scenic painter
  • Jeffrey Benoit known as previs artist
  • Michel Brochu known as construction supervisor
  • Zoe Byrne known as art researcher
  • Annie Carpentier known as props
  • J. André Chaintreuil known as assistant art director
  • Stephen Craig known as scenic artist
  • Katia Kim Depatie known as props buyer
  • David R. Evans known as art department researcher
  • Robert Fechtman known as set designer
  • Henry Fong known as concept artist
  • Juan Jesus Garcia known as concept artist
  • Mathieu Giguère known as model maker
  • Ronny Gosselin known as model maker
  • Denis Hamel known as set property master
  • Rafael Kayanan known as concept illustrator
  • Julia K. Levine known as set designer
  • Kevin McKeon known as assistant art department coordinator: Los Angeles
  • Olivia Motley known as art department intern
  • Adam Mull known as lead model maker
  • Brett Phillips known as model maker: art department
  • Todd Rex known as sculptor
  • Natalie Richards known as assistant art director
  • Vladimir Spasojevic known as assistant art director
  • Henrik Tamm known as conceptual illustrator
  • Simon Theberge known as art department trainee
  • Alex Touikan known as set designer
  • Lucie Tremblay known as set designer




Production Companies:

  • Citizen Snow Film Productions
  • Rat Entertainment
  • Relativity Media

Other Companies:

  • A & R Brochu Construction  set construction
  • Barden/Schnee Casting  casting
  • Caleche Travel Inc.  travel agency
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • Pivotal Post  Avid HD Editing Equipment Provided By
  • Relativity Music Group  soundtrack
  • Stone Management  product placement: promotions
  • Visual Motion  camera trucks and trailers provided by
  • Wildfire Studios  post-production sound services


  • Golden Village Pictures (2012) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Lotte Entertainment (2012) (South Korea) (theatrical)
  • Metropolitan Filmexport (2012) (France) (theatrical)
  • Rogue Pictures (2012) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2012) (Switzerland) (all media)
  • Mongkol Major (2012) (Thailand) (all media)
  • Noori Pictures (2012) (South Korea) (all media)
  • Pinema (2012) (Turkey) (all media)
  • Relativity Media (2012) (USA) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2012) (India) (all media)
  • TriPictures (2012) (Spain) (all media)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • 4DMax (3D Cyber & LIDAR scanning and digital modelling)
  • Comen VFX
  • Modus Fx (visual effects)
  • Mokko Studio (visual effects)
  • One Of Us (visual effects and animation)
  • Rodeo FX (visual effects)
  • Tippett Studio

Visual Effects by:

  • Yunmi Ahn known as roto artist: Comen VFX
  • Frank Akrong known as digital compositor
  • Kenneth Armstrong known as compositor: Comen VFX
  • Jean Arousi known as digital compositor: Modus FX
  • Marie-Ève Authier known as digital compositor: Modus FX
  • Guillaume Baron known as digital compositor: Modus FX
  • Sophie Beck known as motion tracking: Modus FX
  • Loïc Beguel known as digital compositor
  • Loïc Beguel known as matchmove/layout
  • Nestor Benito known as digital compositor: Rodeo FX
  • Sylvain Berger known as lead pipeline technical director: Modus FX
  • Mathieu Bertrand known as lead lighting technical director: Modus FX
  • Steven Bindley known as digital compositor: Modus FX
  • Patrick Bissonnette known as visual effects financial controller: Modus FX
  • Gabriel Blanco known as pipeline engineer
  • Robert Bock known as effects director of photography: Rodeo FX
  • Jeremy Boissinot known as CG artist: Rodeo FX
  • Marie-Pierre Boucher known as visual effects production assistant: Rodeo FX
  • Patrick Boucher known as pipeline technical director: Rodeo FX
  • Anthony Boulay known as lighting technical director: Modus FX
  • Zakaria Boumediane known as generalist td: Prime Focus London
  • Marc Bourbonnais known as executive visual effects producer: Modus FX
  • Louise Brand known as head of operations: 4DMax
  • Hans Brekke known as lead animator: Tippett Studio
  • Wayne Brinton known as visual effects supervisor: Modus FX
  • Andre Brizard known as digital compositor: prime focus
  • Meggie Cabral known as visual effects coordinator: Rodeo FX
  • Marc Calvelo known as animator: Prime Focus VFX
  • Howard R. Campbell known as lead lighting
  • Alexandre Canniccioni known as texture artist: Modus FX
  • Jimmy Caron known as pipeline technical director: Modus FX
  • Tim Carras known as visual effects supervisor: Comen VFX
  • Christophe Chabot-Blanchet known as digital compositor: Rodeo FX
  • YouJin Choung known as compositor
  • Nicolas Cloutier known as lead concept & matte painting: Modus FX
  • Francis Clément known as rotoscopy artist: Rodeo FX
  • Valérie Clément known as head of sales & marketing: Modus FX
  • Joshua D. Comen known as visual effects producer: Comen VFX
  • Tara Conley known as visual effects producer: Rodeo FX
  • Brian Connor known as digital compositor: Rodeo FX
  • Brandon Criswell known as lead compositor: Comen VFX
  • Jonathan Cronk known as visual effects coordinator: Comen VFX
  • Francois Croteau known as matte painter: Rodeo FX
  • Brian Cuartero known as compositor: Comen VFX
  • Mikaël Damant-Sirois known as CG artist: Rodeo FX
  • David Dang known as roto artist: Comen VFX
  • Patrick David known as digital compositor: Rodeo FX
  • Simon Devault known as digital compositor: Rodeo FX
  • Anouk Deveault-Moreau known as visual effects producer: Modus FX
  • Ashish Dewan known as digital compositor: Modus FX
  • Ujwal W. Dhankute known as digital compositor: prime focus
  • Prashant Dhotre known as lightning td
  • Andreane Dodier-Villeneuve known as digital compositor: Modus FX
  • Vincent Dudouet known as digital compositor: Modus FX
  • Claire Duthie known as roto artist
  • Amanda Dyar known as visual effects artist
  • William Elder-Groebe known as animation supervisor
  • Arslan Elver known as lead animator: PrimeFocus Film
  • Frank Engen known as 3d generalist
  • Samantha Englender known as visual effects coordinator
  • Andrea Espinal known as digital compositor: Modus FX
  • Nicolas Fillion known as lighting technical director: Modus FX
  • Rolf Fleischmann known as visual effects editor
  • Marilyne Fleury known as matte painter: Rodeo FX
  • Dániel Forgács known as visual effects artist
  • Jean-Sébastien Fortin known as digital compositor: Modus FX
  • Jonathan Foucher known as digital compositor: Modus FX
  • Xavier Fourmond known as digital compositor: Modus FX
  • Page Frakes known as color pipeline supervisor: Tippett Studio
  • Sebastien Francoeur known as CG artist: Rodeo FX
  • Neville Freitas known as matchmove artist/roto anim: Prime Focus VFX
  • Wesley Froud known as matchmove artist
  • Jean-Francois Gagne known as digital compositor: Rodeo FX
  • Aron Galabuzi known as digital paint artist
  • Jack Geist known as visual effects producer
  • Jeremy Geurts known as lighting technical director: Modus FX
  • Raymond Gieringer known as visual effects consultant
  • Frederikke Glick known as paint artist
  • Clark Graff known as workflow consultant
  • Todd Groves known as roto artist: Comen VFX
  • Melissa Halarides known as visual effects production assistant
  • Robert J. Hall known as digital compositor
  • Robert J. Hall known as paint/prep artist
  • Emile Harvey known as visual effects production assistant: Rodeo FX
  • Andy Hass known as animator: Tippett Studio
  • Lionel Heath known as compositor: Prime Focus London
  • Jessica Hee known as matchmove: Tippett Studios
  • Jhon Henao known as production assistant: Modus FX
  • Nick Hiatt known as matte painter: Rodeo FX
  • Sean Castle Hitchcock known as roto artist: Comen VFX
  • François Hoehl known as pipeline engineer
  • Nicolas Houle known as digital compositor
  • Dave Hudson known as visual effects artist
  • Manuel Huertas Marchena known as CG artist: Rodeo FX
  • Antoine Jannic known as digital compositor: Modus FX
  • Etienne Jubinville known as layout technical director: Modus FX
  • Mark Justison known as roto artist/compositor: Comen VFX
  • Stéphane Keller known as matte painter: Rodeo FX
  • Gary Kelly known as compositor: Prime Focus London
  • Sarwar Khan known as lighting technical director: Modus FX
  • Ara Khanikian known as digital compositor: Rodeo FX
  • Sith Khay known as concept & matte painting: Modus FX
  • Jin Yong Kim known as matchmove artist: Tippett Studio
  • Sylvia Kim known as visual effects coordinator: Comen VFX
  • Nick King known as visual effects producer
  • Jakub Krompolc known as lead rigger
  • Jasmine Labelle known as controller: Rodeo FX
  • Jonathan Laborde known as cgi & fx artist: Rodeo FX
  • Pascal Laflamme known as motion tracking: Modus FX
  • Louis Laflamme-Fillion known as digital compositor: Modus FX
  • Isabelle Langlois known as head of production: Rodeo FX
  • Xavier Lapointe known as programmer: Rodeo FX
  • Francis Larouche known as digital compositor: Modus FX
  • Christine Leclerc known as CG artist: Rodeo FX
  • Duncan Lees known as head of 3D services: 4DMax
  • Simon Lehembre known as digital compositor: Modus FX
  • Raphaël Letertre known as CG artist: Rodeo FX
  • Alisha Lim known as visual effects production assistant
  • Louis-Alexandre Lord known as digital compositor: Modus FX
  • Samuel Loriault-Goulet known as layout technical director: Modus FX
  • Jean-Philippe Lucas known as digital compositor
  • Mickaël Léger known as digital compositor
  • Philip Maddock known as lead match move artist
  • Mel Martin known as visual effects coordinator
  • Olivier Martin known as visual effect art director: Rodeo FX
  • Jamie McCarter known as visual effects artist
  • Dan McRae known as digital compositor
  • Carlos Miras Sepulveda known as compositor: prime focus
  • Sandrine Moniez known as digital compositor
  • Thomas Montminy Brodeur known as digital compositor: Rodeo FX
  • Sébastien Moreau known as visual effects supervisor: Rodeo FX
  • Rene Morel known as visual effect art director: Rodeo FX
  • Christian Morin known as digital compositor: Rodeo FX
  • Jean-Francois Morissette known as lead matchmover: Rodeo FX
  • Torsten Neuendorf known as digital compositor
  • Yuhon Ng known as animator
  • Adam O'Brien-Locke known as visual effects line producer: Newbreed VFX
  • Josiane O'Rourke known as co-ordinator: Rodeo FX
  • Rob Ostir known as previsualization artist
  • Laurence Ouellette known as administration assistant: Rodeo FX
  • Fraehan Pagdiwalla known as visual effects producer
  • Chris Paizis known as matchmove supervisor: Tippett Studio
  • Bhavesh Pandey known as effects technical director
  • Martin Pelletier known as CG supervisor: Modus FX
  • Philippe Pelletier known as production assistant: Modus FX
  • Miriam Pepper known as senior matchmove artist: Prime Focus
  • Mathieu Phaneuf known as lead modeler: Modus FX
  • Vincent Poitras known as lead compositor: Rodeo FX
  • Etienne Poulin St-Laurent known as matchmover: Rodeo FX
  • Akie Prapas known as lead motion tracking: Modus FX
  • Sebastien Proulx known as digital compositor
  • Jeanne-Élise Prévost known as visual effects project Manager: Modus FX
  • Alice Pépujol known as digital compositor: Modus FX
  • Jay Randall known as visual effects supervisor: second unit
  • Satish Ratakonda known as digital compositor: Tippett Studio
  • Sagar Rathod known as lighting technical director
  • Daniel Rhein known as matte painter/td: Prime Focus London
  • Benjamin Ribière known as compositing supervisor: Mokko
  • Stéphane Rioux known as lead digital compositing: Modus FX
  • Philippe Roberge known as digital compositor: Rodeo FX
  • Matthew Rouleau known as lead CG artist: Rodeo FX
  • Martin Ruizl known as modeler: texture artist
  • Moika Sabourin known as matte painter: Rodeo FX
  • Jasdip Sagar known as prep artist
  • Raphael Santos known as digital compositor: Prime Focus London
  • Stephane Saviana known as system administrator: Newbreed Visual Effects
  • Thomas Schelesny known as on set animation supervisor
  • Jordan Schilling known as compositor: Tippett Studio
  • David Schnee known as compositing supervisor: Tippett Studio
  • Naveen Shukla known as digital compositor
  • Joao Sita known as digital compositor: Rodeo FX
  • Peter Skovsbo known as visual effects associate producer
  • Jordan Soles known as chief technology officer: Rodeo FX
  • Laurent Spillemaecker known as digital compositor: Rodeo FX
  • Frederic St-Arnaud known as matte painter: Rodeo FX
  • Bonnie Stern known as accounting: Comen VFX
  • Junaid Syed known as senior effects technical director
  • Laurent Taillefer known as cg supervisor
  • Patrick Tasse known as digital compositor: Modus FX
  • Alexandre Tessier known as lead texture artist: Modus FX
  • Chonnanit Na Thalang known as compositor: Comen VFX
  • Jean-Philippe Therrien known as vfx coordinator: Digital Dimension
  • Philippe Thibault known as digital compositor: Rodeo FX
  • Karhung Tom known as system administrator: Rodeo FX
  • Benoit Touchette known as senior staff: Rodeo FX
  • Carine Touraille known as technical director
  • Marjolaine Tremblay known as visual effects bidding producer: Rodeo FX
  • Robin Tremblay known as matte painter: Rodeo FX
  • Gabriel Tremblay-Beauvais known as lead modeler: Rodeo FX (as Gabriel T. Beauvais)
  • Taylor Tulip-Close known as associate visual effects supervisor
  • Janis Vaitilavics known as generalist td
  • Antony Vannapho known as lighting technical director: Modus FX
  • Venkata Vardhireddy known as junior effects technical director
  • Mathieu Veilette known as matte painter: Rodeo FX
  • Sebastien Veilleux known as digital compositor: Rodeo FX
  • Fabrice Vienne known as CG artist: Rodeo FX
  • Paul M. Wagner known as visual effects editor
  • Samuel John Joseph Walsh known as visual effects artist
  • Dan Warder known as senior fx artist
  • Larry Weiss known as lead lighting technical director: Tippett Studio
  • Yanick Wilisky known as executive visual effects supervisor: Modus FX
  • Stephen Willey known as head of systems
  • Tom Wood known as visual effects supervisor
  • Hubert Zapalowicz known as CG artist: Rodeo FX
  • Gabriel Constantin known as visual effects artist (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • Hungary 15 March 2012
  • Israel 15 March 2012
  • Philippines 15 March 2012
  • Russia 15 March 2012
  • Poland 16 March 2012
  • Romania 16 March 2012
  • Armenia 22 March 2012
  • Bulgaria 23 March 2012
  • Spain 23 March 2012
  • Australia 29 March 2012
  • Denmark 29 March 2012
  • New Zealand 29 March 2012
  • Canada 30 March 2012
  • Colombia 30 March 2012
  • Finland 30 March 2012
  • Norway 30 March 2012
  • Sweden 30 March 2012
  • USA 30 March 2012
  • Ireland 2 April 2012
  • UK 2 April 2012
  • Belgium 4 April 2012
  • Italy 4 April 2012
  • Argentina 5 April 2012
  • Chile 5 April 2012
  • Germany 5 April 2012
  • Hong Kong 5 April 2012
  • Singapore 5 April 2012
  • Brazil 6 April 2012
  • France 11 April 2012
  • Greece 12 April 2012
  • Portugal 12 April 2012
  • Lithuania 13 April 2012
  • Greece 15 April 2012
  • Estonia 20 April 2012
  • Netherlands 25 April 2012

MPAA: Rated PG for some fantasy action and mild rude humor



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  1. Aric Warner from Bangkok
    27 Mar 2012, 2:37 pm

    While this film seems to be perfectly tailored for some audiences, mostdiscerning viewers will find Mirror Mirror to be lacking depth. Severalplot fixtures are left unexplained, and in general this movie feelslike the writers are trying to shove as many fantasy clichés into onemovie as they can. The movie would undoubtedly have been better had thewriters simply stuck to the original story, but they did not. Thedeviation from the classic story was not well done, and in many ways,it did not make much sense.

    On a positive note, the acting was refreshingly good, particularly onthe part of Julia Roberts. Roberts played the sinister queen quiteexcellently, adding a seething sarcasm to each line. Along with theacting, the aesthetics were good. Makeup could have been better, butcostuming was very well done, and it played a large part in making themovie coherent.

    In short, the positive qualities of this film were not nearly enough tomake up for the awkward timing, unexplained plot mechanisms, mediocredialogue, and unworkable mixture of different fantasy clichés. Mysuggestion is that you go see something else.

  2. Lloyd Bayer (lrbthe3rd@gmail.com) from Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    27 Mar 2012, 2:37 pm

    I can only think of one other movie where Julia Roberts is cast in anegative role. When news broke out that Roberts will play the evilqueen in this Grimm's fairy tale adaptation, I just couldn't resist.Let's face it, it's not everyday you get to see the most popularactress in the world (with the best smile in Hollywood) play an eviland conniving character. In this version, the story remains true tooriginal, if not with a wacky twist and a lot of humor.

    After the king disappears under mysterious circumstances, Snow White(Lily Collins) learns that her step-mother the queen (Roberts) has beenplundering and looting from the people of the land. After rescuing aprince (Armie Hammer)from seven 'little' highway bandits, and gaininghis affection, Snow White is banished to the forest when the queen seeswealth and power in the guise of the unwitting prince; besides his useas her toy-boy. Snow White must now team up with the aforementionedbandits and win back her birthright, her prince, and restore herfather's kingdom to its former glory. Thus begins an itchy cat-fightwith a capital B.

    Having just watched this movie, I can't say that this is the bestadaptation thus far, given its PG classification. However, consideringthat there are two other versions slated for a 2012 release, includinga darker version starring the emotionless Kristen Stewart, I am forcedto say that "Mirror Mirror" suffices as a decent familyadventure-comedy. Having cut a niche for himself in visual estheticsand art design, director Tarsem Singh creates a vivid and colorfulworld with innovative sets and costumes – a standard that is rapidlybecoming his cinematic insignia after his work from "The Cell" to lastyear's "Immortals". Singh also scores with intended comic relief, giventhat he has had to work with a story where the audience knows what toexpect. When you consider the story's comic backbone complete withslapstick moments, Roberts's sarcastic one-liners arising from a wittyscript and the ever amusing Nathan Lane as the queen's royal subject,this movie becomes a lighthearted stab at one of the oldest and mostadapted fairy tales. That said, this version sits well with theintended audience in its narration, if you go in expecting a simple andentertaining movie.

    I really can't say that I was captivated by the acting. Collins as SnowWhite and Hammer as the prince are just so-so as protagonists of an ageold tale. Given the age of 'girl power', it is no surprise that SnowWhite here is a spirited young girl that not even for a moment, appearsto be a damsel in distress. On the other hand, the prince is comical inalmost all scenes, stripping (pun unintended) his character of anychivalry from the original tale. As the movie is narrated in thequeen's perspective, it becomes apparent that the story is less aboutSnow White and more about the queen and her vanity. This chain ofthought is what gives "Mirror Mirror" a new spin to the old yarn.Personally, I strongly feel that Julia Roberts steals the show – notbecause I expected her to – but simply because the story appears tohave been scripted with a lot of focus on her character. It's almost asif this version was written by the evil queen herself.

    For the most part, Singh's work here is a tad bit above average inre-telling a grand old tale. He keeps it simple while giving it a freshand anti-Disney twist. Then he goes and ruins it with a totallyunnecessary and bizarre Bollywood ending. I mean, seriously? If Singhhas used this movie to say something about his roots, then he haspicked the wrong movie to do so. Mixing Hollywood and Bollywood themeswithin the same movie is always risky. Danny Boyle may have gotten awaywith it in "Slumdog Millionaire" because of its theme on poverty andthe hugely popular underdog factor. All said and done, if it were notfor Snow White doing the "Bhangra", I would have easily rated this filmas a good start to 2012. Even so, if you are willing to overcome yourdisbelief in the end, the greater part of this movie is not half asbad.

  3. Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands
    27 Mar 2012, 2:37 pm

    You know something is wrong with a Snow White movie, when the evilqueen is looking better than Snow White herself.

    Basically this is movie that is a very loose adaption of the brothersGrimm story, about Snow White and the seven dwarfs. Loose adaptationperhaps isn't the best way to say it. It's more of a very own and verydifferent interpretation of the classic fairy tale, that changes lotsof things around but unfortunately not in a very good or interestingenough way.

    This project definitely had some potential in it but it doesn't dare totake things far enough. It now instead comes across as a lame, halfattempt, at re-imagining, the classic fairy tale. What could had been avery atmospheric and perhaps also darker take on the story, works outas a lame and odd one instead.

    I don't even really know how to take this movie in the first place.It's not adventurous enough for an adventure/fantasy movie, not funnyor entertaining enough for a comedy and not serious enough for a drama.It seems that they were mostly going for a comical and entertainingapproach but the humor is often so incredibly lame, simplistic andpredictable, that this movie is only funny to watch for some youngkids, who simply don't know any better yet. I don't know, perhaps thisalso was the crowd this movie was going for, since it certainly feelslike a live action Disney movie at times but I just can't say for sure,since this movie is taking so many different different kinds ofapproaches at times, to its visual style and story.

    Really, I like Tarsem Singh's his style and visual approach to all ofhis movies but he often seems to have some problems with thestorytelling and focus of the story. This movie often goes all over theplace. The first half is pretty much focusing on the evil queen, playedby Julia Roberts, while the second half suddenly is all about SnowWhite. There is not a good enough balance between each of those twocharacters, as if Julia Roberts demanded she would get first billingand the writers, in a frenzy, changed the script around, whichcertainly went at the expensive of everything and everyone else in thismovie.

    There are still a couple of interesting visual moments in this movie,as you could expect from a Singh movie. However, yet the movie stilldoesn't feel like a very imaginative one, or like it is taking place ina magical fairy tale world. Instead the movie feels and looks like itis taking place in a studio, all the time. Besides, it also reallyseems like Tarsem Singh was holding back this time with his visualstyle, which was also really another disappointment about this movie.

    Not a great movie at all!



  4. Mek Torres from Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines
    27 Mar 2012, 2:37 pm

    Nobody is asking for another Snow White movie, but at some point, thisone is interesting because it's directed by Tarsem Singh and you knowhis films always have quirky visuals and fascinating costumes. Nothinglike any blockbusters out there. And these elements fit perfectly tothe story of Snow White. As a result, it's enjoyable and amusing.Although it suffers a few missteps that aren't easy to ignore. But themerits are more noticeable than the flaws. It may be unnecessary butit's actually pretty good.

    The film throws plenty of twists to the story. The only part theyremoved from the original Snow White story is having friends withforest animals which is important because it shows how innocent SnowWhite is but Snow White isn't quite innocent here. Just like the otherupcoming Snow White film, she's fighting here(Shown in trailer. Notspoilers). The film is random in most sequence but it's actually fun.It's clever how they made the love triangle of Snow White, The Queen,and The Prince.

    I loved the cast. Lily Collins is captivating and adorable as SnowWhite. Armie Hammer makes a charming Prince. Julia Roberts was meant tosteal the show. They're aiming her as an annoying petty villain and itworks effectively. It's good to see Nathan Lane again. We don't see himthat much in movies anymore but he can still give plenty of joy andlaughs to the audience. The dwarfs are enjoyable as well.

    The script can be problematic sometimes, especially to one scene whenSnow White says to the Prince he had no pants but what she actuallymeant he was shirtless. The climax twist was underwhelming andenervating. Like I say, Tarsem Singh's trademarks works best here. Thequirky visuals are wonderful. The scene when the Queen's giant puppetsattacks the dwarfs' home looks great though the editing is kind ofmessy. The costumes are simply fascinating.

    Unexpectedly, the film turns out to be magical and fun in a strangeway. Since Hollywood is suddenly making too much adaptations of FairyTales these days, at least this one has magic. I don't know what willthe other upcoming Snow White movie is going to be but this one issimple and fun despite from its randomness and missteps. If TarsemSingh directs a film, no matter how good or bad it is, it will alwayslook fascinating.

  5. eden_garnet from Spain
    27 Mar 2012, 2:37 pm

    This movie is what I expected it to be: funny, innocent, refreshing andmagical. It's recommendable for all ages and enjoyable for families,couples and also individuals.

    First of all, you need to keep in mind that this is NOT a dark twist ofthe original fairytale and also is NOT a deep movie. It's simply, withsome modifications, Snow White. A funny and ironic turn while yetcolorful and innocent, we find a Snow White (Lily Collins) locked inher own castle by her party-loving and evil step-mother, the Queen(Julia Roberts), who exploits a hungry kingdom.

    Special effects are good, story plot is also good (both classical andoriginal) and characters are interesting. The best of the movie is,without doubt, Julia Robert's acting. To be honest, Collins didn'tsound so reliable in some scenes.

    The new "mirror mirror" version is better than fine, along with theapple scene. Plot ends complete without unanswered questions, and, ifyou listened correctly to the beginning of the movie, the end will makeperfect sense *SPOILER ALERT* (since they say the people of the kingdomused to dance and sing all the time, and once the kingdom is restoredthey dance and sing again).

    The only thing I would change about this movie is Sean Bean shortappearance at the end of the movie, such a good actor should have hadsome more scenes in the movie.

  6. lagudafuad from Nigeria
    27 Mar 2012, 2:37 pm

    Mirror Mirror, takes a while getting into, but after you get over thefirst 40 mins the movie isn't that bad.

    The comedy did hit home and I rather found the movie funny thanintriguing.

    Mirror Mirror is a shy away from great, but the screenplay was wellcarved, yes you are watching Snow White and the Seven dwarfs, but itfelt different. I guess the main reason it was fun to watch was thedifference in the way things played out.

    Snow was supposed to be saved by the prince, but in this Jason Keller(Machine Gun Preacher) tale the prince was the one needing saving.

    I was so impressed by the screen write by Jason Keller that I spentmajority of time being captivated by the turn of events, than theevents itself. Directed by Indian director Tarsem Singh, who alsodirected The Cell (2000) and Immortals (2011), Mirror Mirror to me wasgood because of the screenplay and script rather than the directing.Not saying directing isn't important but you have to see this movie foryourself to understand.

    It's been long since I have seen anything done by Julia Roberts, butthis wasn't a disappointment and her acting showed why she is and willalways remain one of the best things that happened to the silverscreen.

    The plot is the same is based on 'Snow White' by the Brothers Grimm andstars Lily Collins (Phil Collins daughter and also starred inAbduction) as snow White and Julia Roberts as the evil queen.

    All in all, go watch it.


  7. kdnor2011 from United States
    27 Mar 2012, 2:37 pm

    When I saw the trailer for this movie, I just thought it would beabsolutely horrible. The dwarfs looked annoying,and Julia Robertsseemed annoying. So after seeing it, is it as bad as I thought it wouldbe. Well no, it's just really boring.

    Let's start with the good stuff. It's looks pretty good. The colorsagainst the snow work really well. The set designs are great, and attimes the special effects look pretty cool. And Julia Roberts lookslikes she's having a lot of fun. She is so ridiculously evil and doesget a funny line now and then. And Nathan Lane can also make a funnyline once in a while.

    But the stuff I don't like, it isn't that funny. The seven dwarfsaren't as annoying as I thought they would be, but they didn't make melaugh once. Like I said, Roberts and Lane make a funny line once in awhile, but that's it. A lot of the characters are annoying. Some scenesdon't make any sense. And maybe this is just me, but what is up withSnow White's eyebrows, she's hot, but those eyebrows are huge. Really,the big reason this movie didn't work for me is that it was boring, theaction isn't interesting, I didn't care about the relationship betweenSnow White and the Prince, and like I said, it isn't really that funny.

    This movie isn't quite as bad as I thought it would be, but part of mewishes it was, then at least it would have gotten an emotional responseout of me.


  8. Elie Fares
    27 Mar 2012, 2:37 pm

    2012 can definitely be considered as the year of Snow White. The storyhas two movies coming out this year, one of which is Mirror Mirror, anda TV series, Once Upon a Time, by the creators of Lost no less.

    This adaptation of the infamous fairytale strives to balance comedywith drama – it seeks out light-hearted moments and intersperses themamong the storyline's darker elements, giving a rather refreshingapproach to the story we all know.

    The movie starts with the Evil Queen (Julia Roberts) telling what shecalls her story of which the little girl, whose skin is white as snowand hair dark as night and so called that pompous obnoxious name, SnowWhite, is of little importance. As Snow White grew and her father, theking, realized he was unable to teach her everything she needed toknow, he decided to remarry. The king was bewitched by the dazzlingbeauty and charm of a woman – the Evil Queen compliments herself plenty- and marries her. But a dark magic sweeps the land and the king isforced to go save his kingdom, never to be seen or heard from again.

    As Snow White grows, the Evil Queen tries to keep her at bay, safelytucked away at the castle. But the Evil Queen knows that there willcome a time when Snow must do what snow does best and Snow must fall.

    Julia Roberts is riveting as the Evil Queen. Even though the movie isnot really her story, she manages to make it all about her and shepulls it off remarkably. Whenever she's on screen, she dominates – beit with her charm or uncanny ability to fool you with an innocentlooking smile. Julia is a major contributor to Mirror Mirror's twofaces. She can be hilarious at times and downright chilling at others.In fact, the moment the credits started rolling, the people I waswatching the movie with were positively surprised that Julia Robertshad it in her to portray an evil role. Even the comic relief momentsshe introduces here and there are of evil nature. For the doubtersabout Roberts' ability to portray the Evil Queen, you will beimpressed.

    The rest of the cast, even Snow White (Lilly Collins), do very wellwith the characters they're given. Those that are asked for seriousnessare serious and those from whom comedy is required are often hilarious.Acting-wise, Mirror Mirror is simply charming and fun to watch,especially with the interactions of Snow White with the Dwarfs or theEvil Queen with her minion.

    The interesting thing about Mirror Mirror is that it doesn't go alongthe typical Snow White storyline we've all known. The whole poisonedapple storyline is downplayed, the Evil Queen doesn't want to kill SnowWhite because of her ethereal beauty but because she got active in theaffairs of the kingdom. The band of dwarfs, usually thought as kind,happy or grumpy or sleepy or whatever their names are, are not likethat at all in Mirror Mirror – they are a band of thieves who pry onunsuspecting strangers passing along their path. These little detoursfrom the fairytale we've all memorized are what keep Mirror Mirror aninteresting movie to watch.

    Mirror Mirror is a fun and entertaining movie, be it with its plentifulhumor, Julia Roberts' sarcasm, Lilly Collins' innocence or PrinceAlcott's (Armie Hammer) facial expressions. As the title implies, themovie has two sides: one is comedy, the other is a fairytale and bothwork really well together. The happy ending doesn't feel forced on it,the movie builds to it – what it doesn't build to, however, is thatIndian dance scene it concludes with. But even that ridiculously out ofplace ending sequence cannot derail what is a strong movie from beingbogged down. Even Game of Thrones fans will be surprised by a briefappearance of the series' most prominent characters and that's always agood thing.


    My review can be found at this link:http://stateofmind13.com/2012/03/17/mirror-mirror- movie-review/

  9. shayan sarkar from India
    27 Mar 2012, 2:37 pm

    "MIRROR MIRROR" is a movie that spans the world of fantasy and brings atwist on the original story- the classic.

    The movie is directed by Tarsem Singh, an Indian director. his work wascommendable for the portrayal of the movie is really good. The specialeffects and the scenes are pleasant to the eyes of the viewers andreflects the effort that was put in by the crew in a positive way.

    As far as the cast is concerned, JULIA ROBERTS rules in the movie. herremarkable and exquisite portrayal as the Queen would bring a smile onthe faces of the viewers. Her evil grim plunged with her majesticbeauty and comedic nature elevates the movie to certain heights. Therest of the cast was good.

    Overall "mirror mirror" is a movie that one should catch this year FORITS BEAUTIFUL PRESENTATION AND THE JULIA ROBERTS.

  10. Monsieur_Lower_Intestine from Bouches-du-Rhône
    27 Mar 2012, 2:37 pm

    What was Tarsem Omprakash Singh thinking when he was directing thismovie? After Rang De Basanti, expectations were skyrocketing about TheFall. And the chart-busting music by A.Prasadh only heightened thefrenzy. I was expectantly waiting for Feb. 20th. Boy, this was thebiggest disappointment. What is the story? Who is the hero? Who are thebad guys? I spent 2hrs 45 mins on the movie and in the end I asked myfriend sitting next to me "The movie's over!?" . Sorry fellas, thismovie goes down the drain. Lot of cliché's and the ending seemed to beborrowed from Bruce Almighty. The first half was a real drag and I wasexpecting the story to gather pace after the intermission like TheFall. Was I disappointed! Lily Collins is dragged into the moviewithout one good reason. There are some funny scenes but thats not whywe go for movies. The same cast which was used in Fireflies in theGarden is reused here. A BIG disappointment overall. My advise, waitfor the movie to come in any of the channels. Not even worth waitingfor the DVD's

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