An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.
Release Year: 2012
Rating: 5.7/10 (1,829 voted)
Critic's Score: 47/100
Stars: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer
Storyline An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.
Writers: Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
Cast: Julia Roberts
Ronald Lee Clark
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."
Good for the lazy viewer
While this film seems to be perfectly tailored for some audiences, most
discerning viewers will find Mirror Mirror to be lacking depth. Several
plot fixtures are left unexplained, and in general this movie feels
like the writers are trying to shove as many fantasy clichés into one
movie as they can. The movie would undoubtedly have been better had the
writers simply stuck to the original story, but they did not. The
deviation 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 on
the part of Julia Roberts. Roberts played the sinister queen quite
excellently, adding a seething sarcasm to each line. Along with the
acting, the aesthetics were good. Makeup could have been better, but
costuming was very well done, and it played a large part in making the
In short, the positive qualities of this film were not nearly enough to
make up for the awkward timing, unexplained plot mechanisms, mediocre
dialogue, and unworkable mixture of different fantasy clichés. My
suggestion is that you go see something else.