Published on March 30th, 2012 | by simeon0
By Sharon R.
Let me say this at the start, “Mirror Mirror” is not your typical Snow White.
The story begins with The Evil Queen played by Julia Roberts telling how Snow Whites existence came to be, how the king remarried and then soon died at the hands of dark magic in the forest leaving the queen in charge of the kingdom. Although her accent slips on some words and was not quite “Evil” but more mean and snarky she played the part very well and the movie starts off delivering some laughs. Snow White is of course locked up and never allowed to leave the castle while the queen throws lavish parties at the expense of her kingdoms town people.
On Snow Whites 18th birthday she is given her fathers dagger which a maid in the kitchen has had polished and told how the kingdom has suffered. Snow White ventures out into the forest determined to see what has become of her kingdom. Along the way she runs into the handsome prince and his traveling companion hanging upside down from a tree in their underwear. Robbed by the 7 dwarfs on stilts to look like giants, the dwarfs are later told to be out cast by the queen and left to lead a life of crime in order to survive.
When Snow White goes into the kingdom she finds that the queen is throwing another ball for the prince. The people are taxed yet again as the Queen is trying to win over the prince and his money in order to continue to live the life of luxury. Snow White returns to the castle and decides to crash the party to ask the prince if he would help her to win her kingdom back and help her people. The Prince falls in love with Snow White and when the queen sees she has her sent out into the forest to be killed by the beast that has taken over, she runs and hits her head and is knocked out.
Snow White wakes up with the dwarfs looking over her and let her stay. The dwarfs are quick witted and not what you would expect, seeing some familiar faces among the seven of them and with names like Grim, Wolf and Chuck their story line is rather cute.
They rob the queen’s assistant whom has just picked up the taxes for the queens ball. When Snow White finds out where the money has come from she takes it back to the town telling the towns people it was the dwarfs that risked their lives to help the kingdom. The dwarfs take Snow White in and teach her to be one of them. When their first heist is in play the victim is the prince. There is a very good fencing scene between Snow and the Prince.
There are some nice moments that follow but I do not wish to spoil the suprises that are to come.
In summery, A twist ending, a flirting dwarf, handsome prince, mixed with adventure and quick whips, and laughs make for an entertaining and fun time at the movies for the family.
3.5 stars out of 5