Tuesday, 29 May 2012
MPOV: Mirror Mirror
Prince Alcott finds his way to the palace. The Queen, realizing he comes from a wealthy kingdom, hatches a plot to get him to marry her so she can solve her financial problems. She hosts a ball in honor of the Prince and goes to great lengths to make herself as beautiful as possible. Snow White secretly attends the ball, planning to ask the prince, whom she believes she has not met, to help her restore the kingdom. She and Alcott learn the truth about each other when they are partnered in a dance. Smitten, Prince Alcott makes sure that Snow White stays by his side which the Queen notices. The Queen has Snow White seized by her guards, and Snow White, for the first time in her life, stands up to her stepmother and tells her she has no right to rule as she does. The Queen, seeing Snow White as the threat she always feared she would be orders her manservant, Brighton (Nathan Lane), to take the princess into the forest and feed her to the Beast that lives there. Brighton takes Snow White to the forest but is unable to kill her, instead he releases her and tells her to run. Snow White flees the Beast (Frank Welker) and collapses at the door to the Seven Dwarfs house. The Queen goes to her magic mirror, a portal to a bleak and barren world that contains a house full of mirrors. Within the mirrors lives a reflection of the Queen. The reflection is a younger, wiser version of her (Lisa Roberts Gillan), dressed in simple country clothes, suggesting the Queen had truly humble beginnings. The Queen then requests a love potion so she can make the Prince fall in love with her. The mirror repeatedly warns her that there is a price for using magic. Back in the forest, Snow White wakes up to find herself surrounded by the dwarfs Grimm, Butcher, Wolf, Napoleon, Half Pint, Grub, and Chuckles. After much debate they agree to let her stay with them for one night.
The above taken from Wikipedia.
An interesting take on the famous Snow White tale but it has been revamped too much with an unwarranted twist that made the movie somewhat stumped. It's like a fairy tale with a dark side, futuristic and odd. The way the movie was made seemed aloof, the fighting scene seemed fake especially when Snow was fighting her prince and the ending made no sense! I mean it doesn't jive! Totally surprised that Julia Roberts was even in this movie! The only consolation to this movie is the lavish, beautiful outfits or costumes which were over the moon!
5 thumbs up out of 10