Can you name all seven dwarfs?
I usually get Grumpy and Sleepy…and then the rest are just kind of a blur of guesses based on whatever is happening around me. Hungry, Sunny, Rainy, Bloated…whatevs.
Well in Mirror, Mirror the dwarfs (along with the whole rest of the story) are totally reinvented and while similar to the original, the story is kind of turned on its head in a wonderful, funny, visually interesting way.
Let me introduce you to Napolean, Grub, Half-Pint, Grimm, Wolf, Butcher and Chuckles (my fave.) These are the dwarfs of Mirror, Mirror. And the prince is the guy that played the twins in The Social Network. And Julia Roberts is the evil queen. And Nathan Lane is hangin around with all the great facial expressions and one-liners. Fantastic fun.
I’m going to be bold and admit it, I could NOT for the life of me remember the Snow White story. I knew there was a blue dress and an old lady with a poisoned apple and some dwarfs, but that’s about it. So after seeing the movie, I had to Wikipedia Snow White to find out if the stories were similar. Turns out they are similar, but our modern day story kind of changes the end around and although the apple makes a brief appearance, its not as central to the story as I remember it being.
All that aside though, this movie is FUN. The graphics and costumes are whimsical and stunning and after a little research I now know why. The director is Tarsem Singh, notably known for movies like The Cell and Immortals. Makes sense.
The humor was clean adult humor which is my favorite kind. I feel like its humor that you have to be smart to “get.” And who doesn’t like feeling smart? Julia Roberts and Nathan Lane were arguably my favorite characters, but the more I think about it, I think ALL the characters were my favorite. I’m so indecisive.
See this movie. But only if you like smiling and laughing.
Have you remembered all the names of the seven dwarfs yet? Me either.
Overall rating: Large popcorn, large drink
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