It always amazes me that studios always bring out the same type of movies around the same time. If one type of movie is succesful other studios try to bring out something similar. This year it seems to be time for the fairytale movies based on Snow white. Tarsem Singh (The Fall, Immortals) was the first movie to appear and him being known for his unique visual style I was really looking forward to seeing it.
Tarsem Singh has really impressed me with the visual style of his movies. The Cell, The Fall and Immortals looked stunning and a big part of this was the collaboration with costume designer Eiko Ishioka. Unfortunately she passed away at the beginning of the year. Mirror Mirror is the last collaboration with Singh and again the costumes are amazing and Tarsem frames everything the way you expect him to. Fairytales seem to be the perfect fit for his style.
Mirror Mirror takes the original fairytale and adds its own little changes making it a unique experience. The evil queen is played Julia Roberts, who really has a lot of fun in the role. The movie is filled with jokes, which some might find a bit silly, but it was the type of humour I really enjoy. It’s a succesfull retelling that looks and feels like a true fairytale.