Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Trailer: Tarsem's Snow White revamp, Mirror Mirror, looks like a terrible remake of Ella Enchanted, as Julia Roberts invokes The Cat in the Hat.

Wow... just wow.  This looks shockingly bad, a sophomoric, obnoxious, and outright painful.  The humor seems to be on the level of Happily N'Ever After, and any kind of would-be 'fairy tale reversal' shtick just points out that Ella Enchanted did it first, did it smarter and wittier, and did it without having to piggy-back on a famous property.  Julia Roberts looks so strained and campy that she evokes an awkward kind of sympathy with her ghastly 'comic moments' and the constant pokes at her age (most of her bits revolve around how apparently old and ugly she is).  Of course Lily Collins looks gorgeous and fetching, and Arnie Hammer looks blandly-dashing, but the whole tone reeks of Mike Meyer's The Cat in the Hat.  This one drops on March 16th, 2012.  As always, we'll see, but unless this is some kind of bait-and-switch, um... yeah.

Scott Mendelson  


Ponta Has Abadi said...

And what's funny is Ella Enchanted was a terrible remake of Ella Enchanted.

Guest said...

Ella Enchanted is a poor adaption of the novel Ella Enchanted, which is a retelling of Cinderella. I would say that it has an equally famous background story. http://www.amazon.com/Ella-Enchanted-Gail-Carson-Levine/dp/0060558865/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1321476239&sr=8-4


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