Mirror Mirror on the wall, which will be the fairest adaptation of Snow White to come theaters of all? Two film adaptations of Snow White are set to hit theaters this year. They could not be much more different from each other. This week, we get the closer to a fairy tale, live-action, kid's version and in a couple of months we get the darker, more sinister, grown up version. Which one will be better? Time will tell.
This tale of Snow White stars Julia Roberts as the evil queen, Lily Collins as Snow White, and Armie Hammer in the role of Prince Charming. It's the same tale we've been told throughout the years but it adds a little more story in most places and takes away in some. I'll save you the details so I don't spoil the movie, but it halves the story time between the tales of the Queen and Snow White. It would have been a fun romantic comedy if it weren't for the childish nature of the whole thing. That's where the filmmakers went right but the studio went wrong. If the studio had marketed the film to children it would have made the experience better. Instead, they choose to make you think it was a more grown up film, which it is definitely not. There's more fun to be had in the film I would have thought. There's enough slapstick to keep it funny across the audience demographics and there's enough swordplay and romance to keep it on pace.
Overall, I'd say that Mirror Mirror is an average comedy that could entertain the entire family but not drive you crazy in sappiness or juvenile humor. I give it 8 stars out of 11.
Also this week, the first movie I ever reviewed was 2010's Clash of the Titans and next week, its' (hopefully better sequel Wrath of the Titans hits theaters. This time Perseus (Sam Worthington) braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus (Liam Neeson), captured by his son, Ares (Edgar Ramirez), and brother Hades (Ralph Fiennes) who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world.
Next week, in American Reunion the characters from American Pie return for their 10-year high school reunion. Over the long weekend they discover what has changed, who hasn't and that time and distance don't break the bonds of friendship. Some have them have married, some have split up, some have grown up and some of them have not.
Just in time for the 100-hundred year anniversary, James Cameron rereleases Titanic in 3D. It's the story of a budding, adventurous romance set amidst the backdrop of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, believed to be unsinkable but tragedy would lead to the death of 1,517 passengers.