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Modern fairytale hits, misses in real world

Lily Collins and Julia Roberts go head-on as Snow White and the evil queen in the new film Mirror Mirror.
Photo courtesy Relativity Media
Lily Collins and Julia Roberts go head-on as Snow White and the evil queen in the new film Mirror Mirror. Photo courtesy Relativity Media

By Kelli Henderson/entertainment editor

The new adaptation of the classic Grimms’ fairy tale “Snow White” is told through the evil queen’s perspective in Mirror Mirror and includes exquisite costumes and CGI-filled scenery. The film, unfortunately, fails with bad scene writing and run-out jokes.

Lily Collins and Julia Roberts go head-on as Snow White and the evil queen in the new film Mirror Mirror.
Photo courtesy Relativity Media

Lily Collins stars as Snow White, who tries to take back her kingdom from her evil stepmother and queen played by Julia Roberts. She is outcast for associating with the handsome prince (Armie Hammer), whom the queen has her eyes on. While in exile, Snow White meets seven dwarfs, or rebels, who help her take back the throne.

Roberts steals the show. Her character is someone we naturally want to hate, but she plays evil so well with her sarcastic remarks and selfish desires, one cannot help but love her.

Like any adaptation, the differences are on the inside and out.

The film is full of vibrant costumes and props. Though the style is mid-1500s, the bright blue lipstick and hot pink hair has the feel of the 31st century. The film takes tips from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland with CGI scenery. But at times, the artistic points of view show more than the actual story writing.

Mirror Mirror includes very good actors, but the scene writing has some voicing awkward lines or standing in scenes that should have just been deleted.

Though it is not the original story, this Snow White shows the attitude of the modern woman, something many can learn from, no matter the age.

 

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