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Apr 1, 2012 | Movie Review: Mirror Mirror (2012)

Director: Tarsem Singh
Runtime: 106 minutes
Rated: PG

Ironically one of the previews that were shown before the movie itself was “Snow White and the Huntsmen”, making this one of two Snow White movies this year. I was pleasantly surprised about how much I liked this movie, though I credit knowing that it was directed by Tarsem Singh (The Fall) with costumes designed by Eiko Ishioka (also The Fall/The Cell). Rather than drive the plot into a dark, terrifying direction, the movie plot peppers the actor’s lines with just enough humor to make it incredibly approachable. And though I was not particularly impressed by Lilly Collins initially, by the end I was positively smitten. Julia Roberts fleshes out the queen as a pretentious, despicable character while also remaining vaguely aware of her vile character. Finally, Nathan Lane plays the meek and wimpish butler Brighton while making him appear quite amiable.

Score: 8 out of 10 for a great cast, a catchy tune, and the well-placed humor.

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