MIR­ROR MIR­ROR

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - DVDS -

Stars: Ju­lia Roberts, Lily Collins

Di­rec­tor: Tarsem

Singh

Avail­able: Now on DVD and BD

If you are go­ing to re­jig a pop­u­lar fairy­tale for the umpteenth time it’s not enough just to fancy up the visual ef­fects, you have to say some­thing new too. This one’s only about the style with Ju­lia Roberts ham­ming it up as the wicked queen who ban­ishes the vir­tu­ous princess Snow White to a dan­ger­ous for­est where she’s res­cued by dwarfs. Both its mod­ern sen­si­bil­i­ties and hu­mour don’t work and long patches of ‘‘ bor­ing’’ don’t help ei­ther.

Ex­tras: ½ A gushy mak­ing of fea­turette but it works when the fo­cus is on the pro­duc­tion and not the film­maker’s ‘‘ ge­nius’’ tal­ents.

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