Release Date: March 16, 2012
Director: Tarsem Singh (Immortals)Cast: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Sean Bean, Nathan Lane
Category: Reinterpretation of the Snow White fairy tale.
Our take: Tarsem Singh (Immortals) is a director who has been defined more for the style, rather than the substance, of his films. With Mirror Mirror, Singh hopes to make a family-friendly and stylistically lavish new vision of the Grimms' "Snow White" fairy tale - one that is more light and satirical than its main box office competitor, Snow White and the Huntsman.
While the Mirror Mirror trailer was visually stunning, a script by two newcomer screenwriters, a hammy performance by Julia Roberts as the evil queen, and Singh's track record for having little underpinning to his pretty pictures, makes it hard to believe that anyone but the juice box crowd is going to be thrilled by this one.