You know I love the chance to see new movies, especially when it’s something my boyfriend will watch with me. We recently had the opportunity to watch the newly released (June 26th) to DVD/Blu-ray movie Mirror Mirror. It stars Julia Roberts as the evil queen in a retelling of the Snow White story. I am a fan of Julia Roberts and the cover with her in an outrageous costume was enough to get me interested. So, I told my boyfriend about it and he was up for watching it too.
We both thought this was interesting spin on the old legend. I thought it was cool to see Julia play this part. It must have been fun to be a mean queen and get to wear such fabulous outfits. We both enjoyed getting to see Armie Hammer from The Social Network as the Prince. I really enjoyed the somewhat predictable ending (my boyfriend predicted it) as we got to see Sean Bean from one of our favorite shows, Game of Thrones. I won’t ruin it for you in case you haven’t seen it, but it does have a satisfying ending.
I will say that I’m not sure I really liked all of the changes they made to this retelling. I understand that somethings need to be updated. I think the dwarfs would indeed be more likely to have the job they have in this story now days than being miners. So, I get that. However, I kind of think they should have kept the old names. Haha! Then again, the new names make it more believable today.
Overall, we found Mirror Mirror to be entertaining and interesting. It’s a unique take on the story of Snow White that not everyone may like. So, have you seen it? What did you think of it and the changes?
Disclosure: I received a free copy of Mirror Mirror on DVD. No compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own.