English Title: Mirror Mirror.
Productions: USA, 2012.
Release Date: 30.03.2012 (USA).
Russian Distributor: Paradise (15.03.2012).
Genres: Adaptation / Adventure / Comedy / Family / Fantasy.
Director: Tarsem Singh.
Starring: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Sean Bean.
Running Time: 106 minutes.
A Land Far Away
On the 15th March, 2012 the World Premiere of the movie entitled Mirror Mirror, Review of which is already here, takes place in Russia starting its tour throughout the world. We have just seen it, laughed a lot, and now getting back to reality we are ready to share all our impressions and tell you everything we know about this new Tarsem Singh movie project filmed in Hollywood. Read on to the more details below!
Fairy Tales still present a niche product for the North American film market, especially, when it comes to making a new adaptation of a famous literary work. For example, the well-known Brothers Grimm (1785-1863), who collected Fantasy stories in Europe in XVIII-XIX centuries, stay extremely popular with the animators often basing new titles on their legacy. Here you can remember Disney’s classics like Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937) or Sleeping Beauty (1959) and even much more recent Tangled (2010).
The collection of these storytellers in the past decades could be seen on theatrical stages, in modern literature or video games and even musicals. In addition to films for the TV crowd, there was also one full-length feature film adaptation named The Brothers Grimm (2005). The new movie Mirror Mirror (2012) is quite different, much more brighter, while providing with a really charming view on one very well-known old script.
By the way, this year you will meet Snow White in the cinemas twice. The other Fantasy movie currently in Production known as Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) will be released closer to the upcoming summer drawing its inspiration from the epic battles between the Good and the Evil. However, in this case the main influence was coming from Tarsem Singh, an Indian director of such motion pictures as The Cell (2000), The Fall (2006) and Immortals (2011), which were characterized by their abilities to bring back a lot of cash from the grateful public. Although some film critics weren’t finding these titles appealing, but still it was quite a delight for typical moviegoers.
Mirror Mirror is not only the thing you have to say to address your Mirror politely, but also a title for the new Fantasy adaptation of a familiar plot featuring the abundance of computer graphics and a well-picked cast. The creators were judging correctly, when decided to stick to the road of Family Adventures, which will remind you of the classical Disney’s prosperity era. For such scripts magic is an obvious thing. Just imagine: the Snow White character for the first time appeared in the European folklore nearly five-six centuries ago, and people telling about her were doing it differently adding all their unique details. The script writers, Jason Keller and Melissa Wallack, therefore, had something to work with, while using these different interpretations of the old fairy tale.
Moreover, Mr. Keller has previously worked with Tarsem Singh, when preparing a working draft of the script for the 3D Action Fantasy epic Immortals, where, honestly, we found too much 3D for our eyes. Though this time he had to switch from the large-scale battles to shining costumes and a romantic legend filled with love of the past and a good narrative. Interestingly, the writers of the new film did mix many alternative beliefs surrounding the mystery about the Snow White and her life.
Mirror Mirror surprises with its Costume Extravaganza from the start
Read on further to learn about the story and main characters of Mirror Mirror.