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This review is from: Mirror Mirror (DVD)
A re-telling of the classic Disney tale of Snow White receives a modern-day make over. The cast of characters is still largely the same, but this time Snow White is a little more independent and able to fend for herself against the evil god-mother. A valiant attempt at updating this tale works well at times, not so well at others. The film certainly looks terrific, with costumes and colorful sets that really bring a magical feel to the film. The humor in it sometimes falls flat as the attempt to be hip does not always work. The best movie's best asset is Lily Collins, who is absolutely delightful as Snow White. I would say that this is a movie that the kids will certainly enjoy and the adults who take them will find it entertaining enough.
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Initial post: Aug 26, 2012 11:44:48 AM PDT
A. Burke says:
What I semi-hate about Disney, is the way Disney gradually assumes ownership of other people's stories - Felix Salton - go ahead and try to find "Bambi" in its original form, rather than "Disney's" Bambi - it's not impossible, but most people haven't heard of any other Bambi; J M Barrie, author of Peter Pan; and see? The Brothers' Grimm's retelling of this old European fairy tale is now the 'classic DISNEY tale of Snow White!' It's not that Disney's tamer, gentler versions of great books and stories are without value, one just wishes the Disney corporation were more generous to the geniuses that produced the creative work that has made Disney so very very rich. Just remember, the "Disney Version" of any great tale is like a great sculpture reworked in bubble gum pink plastic.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2012 5:38:34 PM PDT
Robert G. Splaine Jr. says:
I did not realize that this was not an original story of Disney.
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