By Anna Marie King, South Lyon East High School, South Lyon, MI
Twists on classic fairy tales have become increasingly popular in Hollywood, but probably the most popular of all has been the story of Snow White. One of those films has been ‘Mirror Mirror’ and finally a film has done the classic tale some modern justice.
The film is directed by the great and talented Tarsem Singh, the exceptional visionary behind the visual masterpieces ‘Immortals’ and ‘The Cell’. Only his expertise could have created the fantastic back drop and world behind the new rendition of Snow White. “This movie was very funny and fun both for kids and adults” says screenrant.com , Mirror Mirror was truly a film that could be enjoyed by both the parents and children, most parents seemed to love it just as much.
Lilly Collins (Abduction) plays a beautiful raven haired and satin skinned eighteen year old girl named Snow White, whose father fell in love with an evil calculating queen (Julia Roberts) and then just happened to disappear into the dark forest, never to be seen again, shortly after their marriage. After Snow White sees what the queen has done to her people that once would dance and sing, she is determined to win back her kingdom with the help of a handsome young prince (Armie Hammer) and Seven pint sized companions.
The great thing about ‘Mirror Mirror’ that in this version Snow White saves the day and saves the prince. It’s a great positive message to young girls; it says ‘hey, you don’t always need a prince to come sweep you off your feet.’ The film is rated PG, for fantasy action and some mild rude humor.the original article from hsj.org, written by Anna Marie King