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Friday, December 15, 2017

Movie Review: Mirror Mirror (2012)

Because of Rooglewood Press's Five Poisoned Apples contest, I am in a Snow White mood. I thought I would review one of my favorite Snow White retellings! Also, when I took a poll for what movie I should review next, this one got the most votes!

Time to review! ("Only if you say please.")

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless it says so.

Mirror Mirror (2012):
Based on: Snow White by the Brothers Grimm
"Apparently no one had a job back then, just singing and dancing all day and all night."
Snow White is a girl who's father, the king, was killed by a terrible beast in the forest and she is living with her stepmother, the queen, who hates her. After learning the truth about her cruel stepmother she tries to plead with a visiting prince to help her, but is taken into the woods where she finds seven bandits! They decide to teach her their ways and fight against the queen.
"I think it's time to change that ending."
Genre: Adventure, Fairytale retelling, Comedy.
Length: 106 minutes.
Costumes: 8, there are some amazingly impressive ones! But there are bits where people are just in their underclothes or are not wearing shirts.
My favorite: "Is this about the dress?"
Script: 9, um, I don't think there are any bad words!
"It's important to know when you've been beaten."
Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Produced by:
Ryan Kavanaugh
Bernie Goldmann
Brett Ratner
Kevin Misher
Written by:
Marc Klein
Jason Keller
Story by: Melisa Wallack
Lily Collins as Snow White. "Anyone know how to break a spell?"
Julia Roberts as Queen Clementianna. "They're not wrinkles, they're crinkles."
Armie Hammer as Prince Andrew Alcott. "Tree's are just wood."
Danny Woodburn as Grimm.
Martin Klebba as Butcher.
Sebastian Saraceno as Wolf.
Jordan Prentice as Napoleon.
Mark Povinelli as Half Pint.
Joe Gnoffo as Grub.
Ronald Lee Clark as Chuckles.
Nathan Lane as Brighton.
Mare Winningham as Margaret.
(On the left.)
Michael Lerner as the Baron.
Robert Emms as Charles Renbock.
Music: 9! It is pretty good!
Music by: Alan Menken.
Quotes: 10!
"I don't fight girls......perhaps I should reconsider."
Notes: Where do they get strawberries in the middle of winter?
Storyline: 7, there are some suggestive things, and frightening images.
"Some one's been taking their confidence pills."
Good For: Anyone who likes fairytale retellings, Everyone!
Overall Score: 9!
"Should I lock up, guys?"

(Also, this is really funny because it is true, and the actor is Armie Hammer!):

I have had this header up since August, and I really like it for several reasons. 1. It is awesome. 2. The lovely Olivia made it!!!!! Thank you so much!!! The picture in the lower right corner is from Mirror Mirror!

Thanks so much for reading!!! Also, today STAR WARS: The Last Jedi came out!!!! Woohoo!

Have you ever seen this movie? What do you think? If you haven't seen it, please do! It is one of my favorite movies!



  1. I watched this movie with Lia this spring. I'm so in love with the last song in this movie. It definitely entertained me - though I did think that the Queen was just plain weird. And the spell was mean.

    And I loved the "dwarves" in this film! They were adorable :).

    RRRGHH. I wanna see The Last Jedi so bad....


    1. Isn't the song great! My sister sings along with it everytime we watch it! The Queen is really gross and weird. Bleh. And that spell was extremely mean.

      They are so great! I love their different personalities!!

      Catherine, I saw it last night, you need to go see it!!!!!

      Thanks for your comment!!

  2. I have seen this movie several times, and like it for the most part. It's good; though I really wish Disney would remake their take on Snow White--that would be fantastic! :)

    So did you finish your story then in time for the Rooglewood contest??

    1. It is pretty good! But, it defintely is a retelling, not an exact remake. It would be really cool to see Disney's version! Maybe after they are done with Aladdin and Mulan. :)

      Almost! You had to submit your entry form by Dec. 16th and then your manuscript by Dec. 31st. They got my form, and my mom and I are just working on editing!

    2. Yeah, and Dumbo and The Lion King. There are so many Disney remakes in the works--which makes me really excited!!

      Ok, cool. Good luck! :)

    3. Oh yeah! I forgot about The Lion King! I'm not sure if I want to see the Dumbo, 'cause if sounds kind of scary. But all the others, YES!!!!!!

      Thank you! :D

  3. Can we just agree that the Queen's reactions to Prince Andrew being shirtless were gold?? I couldn't stop laughing! I love this movie, great review. XD

    1. Haha! They are! It is just so hilarious!! You really do laugh pretty much the whole time. It is a great movie!! Thanks, Gray!! :D

  4. I LOVE this movie!! I belt out the song at the end every time I watch this :D :D

    Great review!!!

    1. It is so great!!!! I just watched it, but I already want to watch it again!! That song is awesome!!!

      Thank you, Lia!!!!! Also, bonus for convincing Catherine to watch it! ;)

  5. I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!! And for once, Sean Bean didin't....uhhhh, I'm not supposed to say that, it's spoilers. But I think you know what I mean.

    1. ME TOO!!!! It is ssssooo good!!! Oh yeah, I get ya. Until I looked him up I didn't realize that he plays Boromir!

  6. I saw this a few years ago and I remember really liking it! Mostly, though, I remember thinking the prince was one of the handsomest men I'd ever seen. Haha :D
    Loved your review!

    1. It is pretty good! I thought it was a little weird the first time I saw it, but I started to like it a lot! Oh yes, Armie Hammer is very handsome! ;D Haha!
      Thanks, Rae!!

  7. Eeee, I love this movie! I know it's cheesy in parts, but I DON'T CARE. ;D And this is a great review! You chose some of the best lines to sprinkle throughout. xD "Guys . . . hey, guys . . . GUYS! You know we have a spare, right?" xD xD

    I think all the actors are priceless in this -- Julia Roberts, Nathan Lane, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, all the actors who play the dwarves . . . and I love the credit scene because I love a song-and-dance closer for a movie. :D

    Haha, but you have a good point about the strawberries! I don't know if I'd ever thought of that . . . Maybe they had frozen some somehow? ;D The strawberry they use does look a little mushy . . . Haha. ;)

    Heehee, "Army of one" . . . that's clever. ;D

    And awwwwwwww!!! *blushes* Thanks so much for the shoutout! I'm so glad you like the header. :D <3 *hugs*


    (P.S. I just saw The Last Jedi, too, and I thought it was fantastic!!!)

    1. It's great!! I was betting that you did love it, 'cause the picture is in the header. I'm glad that I'm right!! :) It can be cheesy, but I don't care either! Aw, thanks, you are too kind!! Grub might be my favorite dwarf, he is hilarious!!

      Oh my word, the casting is so perfect! It is so weird to see Julia Roberts as the bad guy, but she did it perfectly!! A song-and-dance ending is seriously the best ending!!!! Who is you favorite dwarf?

      They seem to have so many of them! How did they stay so red when they were frozen? It just is a little confusing. ;)

      As soon as I found that I knew I had to put it on here!! ;D

      Sure thing, you did an utterly fabulous job! Thanks for letting me use it! :D *more hugs* <3

      Merry Christmas to you, too!!!!!!!!!!!!

      (P.S. Aahh!!!! It was so good!! We need to talk. )


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