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Mirror Mirror (2012)

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An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

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(as Tarsem Singh Dhandwar)

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... The Queen
... Snow White
... Prince Alcott
... Brighton
... Napoleon
... Half Pint
... Grub (as Joey Gnoffo)
... Grimm
Sebastian Saraceno ... Wolf
... Butcher
... Chuckles
... Charles Renbock
... Baker Margaret
... Baron
... King
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Storyline

After a beloved King vanishes, his ruthless wife seizes control of the kingdom and keeps her beautiful 18-year-old stepdaughter, Snow White, hidden away in the palace. But when the princess attracts the attention of a charming and wealthy visiting prince, the jealous Queen banishes the girl to a nearby forest. Taken in by a band of rebellious but kindhearted dwarfs, Snow White blossoms into a brave young woman determined to save her country from the Queen. With the support of her new friends, she roars into action to reclaim her birthright and win back her Prince in this magical adventure comedy that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. Written by Relativity Media publicity

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queen | snow | princess | forest | king | See All (275) »

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The Snow White legend comes alive. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some fantasy action and mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 March 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Untitled Snow White Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,132,085, 30 March 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$64,935,167

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,018,522
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1.85 : 1
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Until the filming was complete, Mirror Mirror was known as The Untitled Snow White Project. Though director Tarsem Singh's intention was to make a family-friendly action comedy, he admitted to the press that he was disappointed with the title Mirror, Mirror. He said in an interview that we would have preferred the simple title of "Snow." See more »

Goofs

Around 18 minutes into the film, in the forest, as the Prince is bidding adieu to Snow White, he is at first standing on the left side of his companion, Charles. One second later, he is standing on Charles's right. See more »

Quotes

The Queen: Brighton, a word, please...
Brighton: Yes, your Majesty.
The Queen: Loose lips, sink ships.
Brighton: Yes, indeed, your Majesty - exactly. Which ship would you like sunk?
The Queen: It's an expression, Brighton!
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Connections

Referenced in Face Off: Bugging Out (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I Believe In Love (Mirror Mirror Mix)
Written by Nina Hart, Sam Hollander, and Tarsem Singh
Performed by Lily Collins
Produced by Sam Hollander (as S*A*M) and Tarsem Singh (as Tarsem)
Co-produced by Adam Pallin
Music by Alan Menken (uncredited)
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Good for the lazy viewer
16 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

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 movie coherent.

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.


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