Lily Collins, Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer in the Mirror Mirror trailer
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
There was a collective sigh of disappointment when movie fans learned that there would be two competing Snow White movies coming out within months of each other. SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN debuted its first trailer the other day and although I thought it was bad at the time, I guess I should have waited until I saw the trailer for MIRROR MIRROR before I passed judgement. For those that were concerned the two movies would be nearly identical; don’t worry. From the look of things, Kristen Stewart’s Snow White seems to be taking itself way too seriously and Lily Collins’ Snow White doesn’t seem to be taking it seriously enough.
Maybe Julia finally isn’t taking herself too seriously, but let the “Julia Roberts isn’t really acting, she’s just being herself” jokes begin. At first glance, it’s easy to say this film looks ridiculous and is a waste of time, but I’m hoping that this is suffering from a really bad trailer, similar to this summer’s GREEN LANTERN. Maybe they felt the pressure to debut a trailer to compete with the other Snow White film and this was rushed. Or maybe it really is going to be this bad.
The formerly titled THE BROTHERS GRIMM: SNOW WHITE and the now titled MIRROR MIRROR stars Lily Collins as Snow White, Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, Armie Hammer as the charming Prince and Sean Bean as Snow White’s dad. The movie will hit theaters on March 16, 2012.