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.
The cast for the Mirror Mirror film was thoughtfully arranged. The court advisor Brighton with the help of Nathan Lane shows a person meant to serve any monarch. The Baker Margaret presented by Mare Winningham, on the contrary, stays loyal to the old King. Michael Lerner transforms into The Baron – a nobility representative, who dreams of marrying the Evil Queen. The Prince’s counsellor is named Renbock, while he is played by Robert Emms from the recent War Horse (2012) movie. There was stiff competition for the leading roles between other young actors, where Armie Hammer has defeated James McAvoy and Alex Pettyfer. The casting choices were more obvious for the Dwarven company, which here might be called The Avengers, and the movie will explain you the reasons. Members of this group present international actors, who were able to get to the Entertainment Industry without worrying much about their small height.
You will get acquainted with all the seven Dwarves, and almost all of them are bringing personalities to the movie. The Dwarven company follows its rules, has proper customs and common way of life. In the end of the film a series of humorous sketches will unveil some future events with them for you. The leading roles in this team belong to The Butcher, Grimm, Napoleon and the former owner of the inn – Half-Pint, which were played by Martin Klebba, Danny Woodburn, Jordan Prentice and Mark Povinelli, respectively.
In the background go all the rest: Grub, who loves to eat, Chuckles, who enjoys a good laugh, and the brave warrior – The Wolf, who are presented by Joe Gnoffo, Ronald Lee Clark and Sebastian Saraceno. Much to our happiness, the story of the fairy tale Mirror Mirror goes away from the stereoscopic 3D format instead relying on the beautiful digital graphics in terms of such designs as one of a Forest Monster or others of Palace interiors and even fascinating panoramas of the Kingdom, which are shown from time to time.
This romantic adventure story is spiced up with some good jokes. The few disgusting moments here go with the casting choice for worms, bees and insects selecting them as the make-up experts and a running cockroach. Great music is coming from the American pianist named Alan Menken in his new official high quality soundtrack. The man owns the third record in the world for the number of gained Oscars. He acquired eight of them, including those for his tracks accompanying the Disney’s animated hits.
Almost 56 minutes of the orchestral sound are compiled in 17 tracks collection with the music from the Mirror Mirror film. The melodies are filled with magic too, and a special place there is taken by a cover version of the Iranian hit performed by Googoosh singer and called I Believe in Love (1978). Its modern remix turned out to sound quite trendy with some of its Indian roots, probably honoring Tarsem Singh’s own origins.
Mirror Mirror shows itself as a sweet and charming Fairy Tale aimed at the Family audience. The adults will surely be reminded of the glorious Disney animated works released in the past decades. It is incredibly easy to watch this movie till the end, enjoying the original humor, funny scenes, the sarcastic remarks coming from Julia Roberts, the innocent nature of Lily Collins and the facial expressions provided by Armie Hammer. There is even a real Indian dance unveiling just before the final credits, suggesting that the creative minds from Bollywood are confident enough to work in Hollywood, while secretly bringing additional eastern pieces of their national culture to the western Film Industry.
Mirror Mirror Trailer
Movie Score by GameScope:
7.5 / 10