Mirror Mirror trailer offers surprising Snow White story
Well I didn't expect the other Snow White film to go in this direction. Watching the trailer for Tarsem Singh's Mirror Mirror reveals something far from the previous Show White and the Huntsman that opened its trailer just the other day, for this one is much more fun.
It starts out a little silly to be honest, but you soon get in the groove. I think it's because at first you're expecting a much more serious story. However the beats are there of the original tale, it's just much more fun and light hearted, and like all Singh films, it does look great.
Let's leap straight into the blurb for Mirror Mirror:
Mirror Mirror is a spectacular reimagining of the classic fairy tale starring Oscar winner Julia Roberts as the Queen, Lily Collins as Snow White, Armie Hammer as Prince Alcott, Sean Bean as the King and Nathan Lane as the Queen's hapless and bungling servant, Brighton. An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright in a spirited adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance and betrayal that will capture the imagination of audiences the world over.
Visionary director Tarsem Singh rewrites fairy tale history as a wicked enchantress (Roberts) schemes and scrambles for control of a spirited orphan's (Collins) throne and the attention of a charming prince (Hammer). When Snow White's beauty wins the heart of the prince that she desperately pursues, the Queen banishes her to the forest, where a ravening man-eating beast hungrily awaits.
Rescued by a band of diminutive highway robbers, Snow White grows into an indomitable young woman determined to take back her realm from the treacherous Queen. With the support of her subjects, she roars into action in an epic battle that blends spectacle, magic and contemporary humor in Singh's signature, jaw-dropping visual style.
I think that really tells you all you need to know, it has a great cast and I'm particularly interested by the role that Julia Roberts is set to play, as the rather amusingly dark character I think she might deliver a cracking performance.
It's certainly not the film I was expecting, but you know what? By the end of the trailer I was pretty much won over.
Have a look and see what you think. See if you get a Princess Bride vibe to it all, past that opening singing number that almost feels like we're hitting a Bollywood film. Here's the fun trailer from Yahoo Movies through Trailer Addict: