Mirror Mirror - review

Mirror Mirror - Reviewed by the What To Do With The Kids team

Out on DVD on 30th July

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror is a modren take on the classic fairy tale 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves' starring Julia Roberts as the evil Queen and Lily Collins as Snow White.

For those who are not familiar with the story, an evil queen marries a widowed king and grows increasingly envious of the youth and beauty of her stepdaughter, the princess Snow White. The Queen uses the magic powers of her enchanted mirror to persecute Snow White and to remain the single most beautiful woman in the land. Snow White seeks refuge with a band of dwarves who live in the forest until she is rescued by a handsome prince.

However, this film is a modern take on this traditional fairy tale and very different from the classic Disney Cartoon.

The most noticeable differences are that Snow White is not the fragile flower we see in Disney - she's an action hero who doesn't wait around to be rescued by the prince. And the dwarves are not simple woodsman living an honest life in the forest - they are bandits who have been banished by the evil queen. You won't hear 'Mirror Mirror on the Wall, who is the fairest of them all' and the poison apple does not play a major part.

The modern twist on the characters is great and Julia Roberts plays her part particularly well. The film has some really funny dialogue which the kids loved. What we liked most of all was the fact that the scenery and costumes of this film are absolutely stunning - lavish sets and gorgeous outfits really add to the fairytale atmosphere.

Our favourite scenes were the ball scene, all the scenes with the dwarves, and best of all, the queen's pre-wedding makeover.

We recommend this film - out on 30th July so perfect to entertain the family on a rainy afternoon in the school holidays!




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