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Mirror Mirror (PG)
Snow white movies are a bit like buses. You wait ages for one, and then two come along at once, but while Snow White And The Huntsman, starring Twilight starlet Kristen Stewart as the eponymous heroine, promises to be a darkly Gothic affair, Mirror Mirror looks a tad more palatable for a younger audience. That’s not to say that it doesn’t have rather bleak beginnings, as poor Snow (Lily Collins, daughter of Phil, looking as ravishing as a young Elizabeth Taylor, with mesmerising eyebrows) is banished by her evil Queen stepmother, played rather gleefully by Julia Roberts. Left to fend for herself in the dark forest, Snow falls in with a misfit crew of seven dwarves (without the familiar Disney names), who transform her from helpless damsel into a feisty fighter. Cue some love interest from a dashing – and slightly dopey – Prince Charming and the evil Queen is due to get her comeuppance. Sumptuous settings and lavish costumes add to the fairytale fantasy feel of this vibrant retelling, while there are some moments of both drama and silly comedy and, of course, an ultimately happy ending (with a rather catchy Bollywood-style rendition of I Believe).
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