is a spectacular reimagining of the classic fairy tale starring Oscar®
winner Julia Roberts as the Queen, Lily Collins (The Blind Side) as Snow
White, Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as Prince Alcott, Sean Bean
(“The Game of Thrones”, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
as the King and Nathan Lane (The Lion King, The Birdcage) as the Queen's
hapless and bungling servant, Brighton. An evil queen steals control of
a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful
rebels to win back her birthright in a spirited adventure comedy filled
with jealousy, romance and betrayal that will capture the imagination of
audiences the world over.
On Sunday, we were up bright and early and ready to head
off to London, all excited about going to see Mirror Mirror.
We arrived at the Empire Leicester Square and were
greeted by some of the Dwarves and the Prince.
stopped off first to have photos taken, there were loads of things to
do. Decisions, decisions, the girls decided to make tiaras first, then
queued to have balloons made for them.
They would have liked to ice cookies too but we ran out
of time. We went and found our seats; the girls were amazed at the size
of the cinema, it was huge!
The girls were very excited that we were to be the first
UK audience to see the film.
Well I thought I knew the story of Snow White, I was
wrong! I only knew the sketchy outline, now I know all the facts! Snow
White is played by the very beautiful Lily Collins; Snow White’s father
remarries after the death of Snow’s mother, when the King (Sean Bean)
disappears in the woods, his wife Queen Clementianna played
by Julia Roberts, takes over as Queen. The once very happy Kingdom
becomes unhappy as the Queen collects all their money to spend on her
beauty treatments. Snow on her 18th Birthday decides to take
action. When the Queen discovers her plan Snow is banished to the
forest. In the forest she meets first the Prince (Armie Hammer), then
the Seven Dwarves. With the help of her new friends, she wins back what
is rightfully hers and like all good fairy tales everyone lives happily
ever after, well nearly everyone!
really is a story about remembering to make your right choices and not
wrong choices, lots of lessons to be learned!
The audience was a very mixed age group; some of the
smaller cinema goers did become quite restless before the end though.
I had with me three 13 year olds who declared the film to
We all really enjoyed the film.
After the film we walked down to the new M&Ms store where
the girls enjoyed posing with their Mirror Mirror goodie bags.