Friday Night Date Night is a feature on my blog that showcases movie reviews (mostly movies that were adapted from books). Hopefully some of these reviews will help you decide what to watch on your date night or a night of relaxing at home.
Fairytale retelling are all the rage right now, be it in YA, adult, fantasy or movies. I love seeing how each author or producer takes a well known tale and makes it their own. So when I saw Mirror, Mirror at the library the other day I had to give it a try.
Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Nathan Lane and Armie Hammer make this movie truly wonderful. Lily Collins (Snow White) was the perfect combination of delicate girl and fierce warrior. She found empowerment throughout the movie and really came into her own. The banter between her and Armie Hammer (Prince Alcott) was laugh-out-loud funny and brought a lighter side to the movie. Plus the cast playing the dwarfs were perfect and added a great spin to the original characters.
The setting itself was gorgeous and made me wish for snow. I loved how much of the movie was placed outdoors and involved nature (keeping true to the original tale). There were some unexpected surprises and fun twists that make this movie a great retelling. However, it was a bit darker than I expected, so you may want to view it before you let the younger children watch it.
With all these fairytales getting turned into movies, what has been your favorite so far?