Play To Your Strengths

When I first heard that Julia Roberts was going to come out with a movie about Snow White at the same time that Charlize’s movie, Snow White and the Huntsman I thought: “Well that’s just fine, but it’s clear that Charlize Theron is the fairest of them both.  Frankly it’s fine to use a well of ideas in Hollywood, but why do they have to use the same idea at the same time? If there are going to be 2 evil queens, then space them out more than a few months apart.  Same with remakes and if Hollywood is intent on making remakes of foreign movies made from 2009-2010, at least wait a few years as not to insult admirers of the original.  Ahh but such is a perfect world.

Oscar winner Julia Roberts stars as an evil Queen who steals control of a kingdom, in a magical adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance and betrayal that is set to capture the imagination of audiences around the world.
Anyway, Julia Roberts may not be a “Slap YO Mama In The Face” Beauty like Chalize but she compensates by playing to her strength as an actress and she does comedy quite effectively.

In the movie Mirror Mirror, Roberts is a financially stressed ruler seeking to marry a wealthy prince until Snow White comes along and complicates it all.
Mirror Mirror also stars actress Lily Collins as an exiled princess who enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

The film also stars Armie Hammer as the object of their affection, Prince Andrew Alcott, and Nathan Lane as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen.

This actually looks fun, I am not a Kristin Steward fan (she has the personality of dishwater), in fact the girl who plays Snow in Mirror Mirror should have been cast in SWATH, that would have been a better aesthetic match.
Julia Roberts
Charlize Theron
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As far as staying true to the story, clearly Theron looks the part as an Evil Queen whose reign of Beauty is threatened by youth. This is exactly why Robert’s character deflects or otherwise pokes fun at her physical shortcomings. Same story, two different approaches and both work.
Lily Collins
Charlize Theron
See what I mean? These two are far more compatible in a Disney-esque sort of way.  That is the iconic imagery I grew up with.


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