Tuesday, April 10, 2012
An Arvo At The Movies
Having played with the story of Snow White myself, I couldn't resist the latest movie of the fairy tale. There will be another one later this year, Snow White And The Huntsman, but meanwhile I hopped aboard the tram to the Jam Factory and went to see Mirror, Mirror. Very silly indeed, but deliberately so. The wicked Queen was played by Julia Roberts, with the very funny Nathan Lane as her long- suffering sidekick Brighton. The prince is constantly being attacked by seven tiny bandits and stripped of his clothes. Snow White is a lot less passive than in the original tale; one scene, where she is duelling the prince, is ripped off directly from a scene in The Mask Of Zorro, where Antonio Banderas duels Catherine Zeta Jones - and in case you've missed the reference, there's a Spanish theme playing in the background. There's a surprise cameo appearance by Sean Bean as Snow White's father. I have no doubt this will get plenty of bad reviews, but I thought it fun.