Tarsem’s Mirror, Mirror Trailer: That Other Snow White Movie

Once again it seems that fairy tales are hot in Hollywood, thanks in large part to the massive success of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (which is strange, considering that it’s not technically a fairy tale). Both Grimm and Once Upon a Time seem to be big hits on TV this season, and as we have mentioned in the past there are multiple Snow White movies coming to theatres next year. We already saw the trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman, a more action-oriented take on the story, and now we have our first look at Mirror, Mirror, which seems to be a lot more comedic and aimed at a family audience.

This version stars Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen and Lily Collins as Snow White, and it is directed by Tarsem. I have to admit, I would have expected Tarsem to be the one directing the more serious adaptation, but based on the trailer this one seems to be embracing a very goofy tone. There are still some unique visuals here and elaborate costumes, but it almost seems like they’re going for an Enchanted type of parody. The general consensus seems to be that this trailer looks a lot worse than Snow White and the Huntsman, but I just think it’s going for a totally different audience. Which version of Snow White are you more interested in? Mirror, Mirror hits theatres on March 16th; check out the debut trailer after the jump.

  • Kasper

    Urgh, this looks horrible. A definite no.

  • Colin

    I was excited until I saw that trailer… puns, movie references, Julia Roberts.

    Fucking awful.

  • Colin

    Also, Mirror Mirror is a shitty, hacky title.

  • fatbologna

    Fuck no.

  • rob

    isnt there a third snow white film out next year? but this looks pretty horrible.

  • Jersey Jason

    this looks like it could be a Shrek movie.

  • Colin

    Please review this when it comes out.

  • “this looks like it could be a Shrek movie.” Agree.

    But I liked it. It looks gorgeous and whimsical and I’m not against Julia Roberts having some fun. And yeah, I like Tarsem. I also liked Enchanted (apart from the overwrought ending).

    But why is a “teaser trailer” longer than two minutes?! And why is Hollywood doing everything in pairs? I mean, what the heck… two snow white films at the same time?

  • Andrew

    this movie looks like the sperm stain Tarsem left on Jay’s forehead.

  • Colin

    @Lior It’s not a teaser trailer… it’s the trailer. The movie comes out in 4 months, so it’s actual trailer time.

  • Colin

    Yahoo is just bad at labeling things.

  • Big Hungry

    ouch! this looks like the tone of the princess bride but really bad!

  • patrik

    The one with Stewart looks way better. Would be cool with a double review of both but maybe they don´t release them that close to eachother..

  • Fuckit, I liked it.

    The only problem is that I just watched the whole movie in two and a half minutes, so there’s no real reason to watch it in four months.

  • fatbologna

    I feel a whole Volcano vs. Dante’s Peak thing going on here.

    Like I said: Fuck no.

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  • Justice

    One things for sure, there’s never been a better time than now to be a midget in Hollywood!

  • TheMan

    I’ll say one thing I’d rather bang that snow white than kristien methhead steward.

  • Colin

    @TheMan Agreed… she looks like a cross between Audrey Hepburn and this chick: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcqc5oHhDZE

  • patrik

    @TheMan Disagreed.