Well, this is a change of pace.
Here’s the trailer for Tarsem Singh’s (I’m sorry, I refuse to just call him “Tarsem”) take on the Snow White fairy tale, Mirror, Mirror. Yes, it’s the second trailer for a Snow White-themed movie less than a week, but that’s Hollywood for you. While the first one, Rupert Sanders’ Snow White and the Huntsman, was a dark, grim take on the tale, this one is decidedly different. It features Julia Roberts as the Queen, Lily Collins as Snow White, and Armie Hammer as a noticeably hapless Prince.
Take a lookie:
It’s weird, isn’t it? The director of The Cell, The Fall and the recent visually sumptuous (but emotionally empty) bloodbath Immortals has created a picture that’s downright whimsical. I did not see that coming. It looks to be a visually brilliant, colorful and far more winsome version, that’s for sure. It’ll be interesting to see if he can actually make the story resonate. To me, it looks pretty goddamn goofy, and not always in a good way.
Then again, it’s Snow White — the hard part’s already done, really. I like Armie Hammer and I’m glad to see him branching out, and Lily Collins looks charming, I suppose. The dwarfs are actual little people, from the looks of things. As for Julia Roberts, well, she’s doing what she usually does. She’s playing some slight variation of Julia Roberts. She does it well, but she’s less evil queen and more Julia Roberts with a mean streak and a youth complex. But hey, it should play well with the PG crowd, and it’s certainly a more lighthearted affair than Snow White and the Huntsman. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, right? Maybe?
Ah… well, at the very least, Lily Collins > Kristen Stewart.