You wait for one revisionist take on the Snow White tale and then two of the blighters fetch up at the same time. Typical. Have a gander at the first teaser for “Mirror Mirror”.
This version comes from Tarsem Singh, whose myth, blood and thunder tale “Immortals” opened last week to less than stellar reviews and middle-of-the-road box office takings. I hesitate to bad mouth anything when all that I’ve seen is a two-minute trailer, but I get the distinct sense that this iteration isn’t aimed at me and that I won’t be going to see it any time soon.
The look of the scenes in the trailer is odd, for one thing. It looks more like a sitcom on broadcast TV than a film – I’ve heard the late, lamented “Pushing Daisies” as a reference point but that’s not what I was getting from the “Mirror Mirror” trailer.
I liked “Pushing Daisies”. This, Sir/Madam, is no “Pushing Daisies”.
As an additional entry in the debit column, Julia Roberts is villainously mugging for all that she’s worth as the Evil Queen, dropping a series of not even remotely funny one-liners and doing her best to assassinate a faux-British accent.
I don’t like to pre-judge anything, but this trailer suggests a film which is headed directly towards the ‘Does Not Want’ file when it opens on March 16, 2012.