Let’s get the negative aspects out of the way:
Mirror Mirror is a convoluted retelling of Snow White. There is no exact Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all moment, and Snow is not offered a poisonous apple until the very end of the movie.
The set of the town looked like just that- a set- and Julia Robert’s reflection in the mirror strongly resembled something out of Sims.
But all that isn’t to say this isn’t a movie worth watching. On the bright side, Julia Roberts makes a fantastic Evil Queen. She gets all the best lines.
Also, the costumes were amazing. My favorite was Snow’s swan dress:
And Snow’s prince doesn’t just rescue a damsel in distress; instead, they end up saving themselves together, adding a bit of a girl empowerment streak to the movie.
Sitting near me at the theater were a couple of young girls around nine or ten, and they ate this movie up. They chattered their way out of the theater, talking about how great it was. Mirror Mirror is a great film for the family. It’s fairly clean, with the only potentially inappropriate content being some non-gory violence.
For the rest of us, it’s a cute film with a sweet, naive main character. If I were you, I’d wait for the DVD.