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Mirror Mirror, 2012.

Directed by Tarsem Singh.

Starring Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Mare Winningham, Michael Lerner and Sean Bean.

Synopsis:

A princess enlists the aid of seven dwarves to win back her birthright from an evil queen who has seized control of the kingdom.

Looking back, if you had asked me to pick which of the two Snow White adaptations that came out this year would be good, based only on their trailers, I would have picked Snow White and the Huntsman, the dark and gritty reboot with a visual aesthetic reminiscent of The Lord of the Rings, over Mirror Mirror, which looked like a campy, slapstick and, above all, childish retelling from mixed-bag director Tarsem Singh.

However, accusing a children’s film of being childish is quite unfair, and Mirror Mirror is a children’s film, but a really well made one. With its simple narrative and broad comedy, »

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