Directed by Tarsem Singh,“Mirror Mirror” – Snow White Legend Comes Alive, is an adventure, comedy and drama movie starring Lilly Collins as Snow White, Julia Roberts as the evil Queen and Armie Hammer as Prince Alcott. It is based on children’s fairytale, “Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs” but of course it promises to have twists and turns to make this movie different and amusing.
Having said that, personally I found this movie such a waste. To talk about what went wrong in the movie, Well, where do I begin with?
For the start Lilly Collin’s casting was only based upon her physical appearance and not acting skills. Amanda Seyfried would have done more justice to this character than Lilly Collins has.
But it’s not just about the casting that makes this movie unbalanced.
Then we have a confusing movie environment. I guess the directors were confused as to what the time period of the movie was.
The movie environment is set upon a Victorian Era as we see from the dressing, manners and the movie environment around. Also we see that modernization has not touched the movie environment and the characters are dependent upon hand made mechanisms to do their work. Yet throughout the movie, we have dialogues that use modern day language and slangs.
To talk about fairytale, This movie has forcefully tried to create a mix of all other fairytales such as Beauty & The Beast, Rapunzel & Robin Hood but the entire fiddling with the other fairytales hasn’t quite given a good taste. It looks forceful and not required.
Now the most entertaining character of the movie, The evil Queen doesn’t seem to be that evil at all. Even for her evil work she doesn’t practically involve herself in it. Her mirror reflection, her ego does all the evil work and we wonder how her ego knows all this while she does not?
When you have seen the entire movie and finally breathing a sigh of relief, don’t do that. Because there is still more to suffer and more to bear.
The movie ends with a Bollywood style dance number performed by Snow White and this specific moment of the movie will leave you scratching your head and wondering why this is even here.
It doesn’t look funny and it doesn’t make the movie look any better. All it does is add confusion to the movie which was more or less going to and fro between Victorian Era and Modern Era and then suddenly its a Bollywood world.
That was the only moment in the movie where I did laugh because this came out of just no where.