S c h n e e w i t t c h e n
Mirror, Mirror

Feature Film - 106 min, USA/2012
Premiere USA 17 March 2012

Snow White
"It was great. I was only involved with it for a few days, but it’s a nice cameo role and it was lots of fun."
Sean Bean in an Interview, 2012

Quotation

source:
17.03.12, www.accesshollywood.com, - rg/5. April 2012  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review Articles  

 

"A benevolent ruler revered throughout his kingdom and a loving father adored by his only daughter, the King is entrapped into marriage by the wicked Queen’s evil enchantments. Shortly after the wedding, he disappears, the first victim of a deadly beast that terrorizes the kingdom, and Snow White is left to fend for herself."

source: mirrormirrorfilm.com/#/characters

 

 

Main Cast:  
Lily Collins Snow White
Julia Roberts Wicked Queen
Armie Hammer Prince Alcott
Sean Bean King
The 7 dwarfs, 1 apple and other fairy tale creatures
   
Director: Tarsem Singh
A Princess, beautiful, 7 dwarfs, an apple from the wicked queen - that's Snow White (of course). I like fairy tales, and this one has the look of one, so thats okay for me. Snow White looks like out of Disneyland, but that's Hollywood, and since Julia Roberts plays the Wicked Queen I can live with that. The King get's lost right at the beginning - well, I could live with that too - if we wouldn't talk about Sean Bean here, who plays him! How short a cameo will that be?? Okay, let's wait - and see! (Premiere in Germany is on April, 5th.)... and now I have seen it: my review is here.

 

Filming 20. June 2011 - 15. September 2011
Locations Canada: Montreal, Quebec
Producers Relativity Media,
Bernie Goldmann, Ryan Kavanaugh, Brett Ratner
Distributor

Relativity Media/USA
Studio Canal/UK, Germany

   
Premiere USA: 17. March 2012 (30 March 2012/cinemas)
UK: 2. April 2012
Germany: 5. April 2012
   
   
   
   

My review:

I like childrens films, and I like it to watch them together with children - you hear when they laugh, or when they are scared (and a good film for children has also to scare!) So, what better time to watch "Mirror Mirror" than on a peaceful (Easter) Sunday Afternoon?

The introduction (which told the story from Snow Whites birth and how it happened that she ended up alone with her wicked stepmother with the help of lovely animated porcelain puppets) worked wonderfully - we were all spellbound and transported immediately into the fairy tale. I think I don't have to explain the main storyline. It follows the tale of "Snow White" from the "Gebrüder Grimm", and has Julia Roberts as a formidable ill natured Queen,

and Lily Collins as Snow White, who really looks like Snow White should look: With hair dark like ebony and skin white like snow.

Together with director Tarsem Singhs talent for fantastic dreamlike pictures, 7 dwarfs who are really dwarfs and a good looking, well built prince it added all up to a entertaining film afternoon. I liked also most of the changes to the well known fairy tale: The dwarfs are robbers in the woods, and Arnie Hammer as the prince has really the worst part: when he isn't captured (by the dwarfs) and hanged head first into a tree by them, he has to wear a ridiculous costume at a ball in the castle or is enchanted by the wicked Queen with the wrong love potion and behaves like a dog!

It says a lot for him that he does that all with a splendid good humour - and still manages to look like a fairy tale prince.

My only complaint is, that Tarsem Singh tries to avoid the traditional story with so much ardor, that even the famous lines of "Mirror Mirror on the wall..." aren't spoken in full and the apple - what was that, please? Sometimes, it seems, the makers forget their most important task: to take the story serious.

Sean Bean plays the King and for all who aren't big fairy tale film watchers: it's really only a cameo role, he appears pretty much at the end, and has only a few well set lines, that he speaks with his great voice and wonderful intonation. He gives also a perfect performance as the benevolent king, played with layed back charme and very real - exactly what is needed for this unreal world.

The film ends as it should: with a really big feast, all sing and dance and are happy, including us, because the Bean is now in the picture until the very

END.

   
Photos All pictures: official PR-photos
Links

mirrormirrorfilm.com - official Film Website

 

 

 

Articles/Artikel    
     

Sean Bean Talks Kings, Mirrors and Thrones
Good Day L.A. Video Report Updated: Monday, 19 Mar 2012, 12:24 PM PDT
Published : Monday, 19 Mar 2012, 12:01 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES - Actor Sean Bean dropped by the Good Day L.A. set. He plays Snow White's father in the upcoming movie "Mirror, Mirror", also starring Julia Roberts. Here he is along with Snow White and her prince.

Sean Bean Talks Kings, Mirrors and Thrones: MyFoxLA.com

source: http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/good_day_la

 
   
 

At the Premiere (USA) of "Mirror, Mirror" in LA, 17 March 2012 11:00 h

source: youtube.com, maximotv.com

for photos from the Premiere you might want to go at themightybean.com here and have a look: :-)

http://www.themightybean.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=13149663

     

By Rebecca Merriman On March 6, 2012

VIDEO: Sean Bean Relieved To Play 'Mirror Mirror' Good Guy Actor takes on role of Snow White's Father...

Sean Bean isn’t exactly known for his cuddly roles but the actor has revealed that his role in ‘Mirror Mirror’ will see him play a good guy for once.

More known for his swash-buckling roles in Sharpe and 'Troy' the actor is trying a new direction in the modern take on the classic fairy-tale.

The ‘Lord Of The Rings’ star caught up with Entertainmentwise for a chat and revealed that he enjoyed playing the doting father to Snow White, played by Lily Collins.

He said: “It should be good, I play Snow White’s dad so that should be interesting. I’m quite a nice guy, a nice king.” “I’m a good guy in this movie so I’m really happy.”

It can’t have been too much of a stretch for the 52 year-old’s acting abilities as he has three teenage daughters of his own.

The comedy take on the fortunes of Snow White also sees another turn around, with ‘Notting Hill’ star Julia Roberts taking on the role of the ‘baddie’ for once as the evil queen

We can’t wait to see Sean’s good guy and neither can he.

The actor added: “I’m going over to los Angeles next week for the premiere of that [Mirror Mirror]. I am quite looking forward to it, it should be good.”

Check out Sean Bean telling us about Mirror Mirror below:

Quelle: http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/71064/VIDEO-Sean-Bean-Relieved-To-Play-Mirror-Mirror-Good-Guy

 

 
     
     
 

moviemaze.de, März 2012

Spieglein Spieglein - Die wirklich wahre Geschichte von Schneewittchen

Kritik von Matthias Pasler

Es gibt so Filmprojekte, da setzt man schon bei der ersten Ankündigung intuitiv ein dickes Fragezeichen drunter. Manche davon schaffen es in der Folge, durch erste Bilder oder Preisgabe einzelner Ideen doch noch so etwas wie Interesse oder zumindest Neugier zu erwecken. Doch nur ganz wenigen dieser fragwürdigen Werke gelingt dann tatsächlich ein echter Überraschungserfolg. Diese "wirklich wahre Geschichte von Schneewittchen" ist keines davon.

Es war einmal ein friedliches Königreich, in dem alle Menschen glücklich waren. Eines Tages verschwand der König dieses Reiches und ließ seine wunderschöne Tochter Schneewittchen mit ihrer Stiefmutter, der schönen wie bösen Königin allein zurück.

Die Königin nutzte die Situation aus, sperrte das Mädchen ein und übernahm die Herrschaft über das Land, das von nun an nie mehr glücklich werden sollte. Schneewittchen aber wuchs trotz ihrer Gefangenschaft zu einer schönen jungen Frau heran, die der Königin immer mehr ein Dorn im Auge war.

In diesem Jahr haben wir das zweifelhafte Vergnügen, das klassische Märchen gleich zweifach neuverfilmt im Kino zu sehen. Bis zur düsteren Actionvariante Snow White and the Huntsman müssen wir uns noch etwas gedulden, aber demnächst liefert uns Krieg der Götter-Regisseur Tarsem Singh schon einmal die bunte Komödienversion.

Singh erregte mit seinem Regiedebüt The Cell vor elf Jahren vor allem wegen der starken Bilder viel Aufsehen. Diesen besonderen visuellen Stil überträgt er nun auch in seinen Märchenfilm und kreiert damit ohne Zweifel einen Augenschmaus. Von den Kulissen über die Kostüme bis hin zu den Effektaufnahmen ist Spieglein Spieglein schön anzusehen und bildet damit irgendwie das rosa Gegenstück zu Singhs Erstling.

Besonders muss man aber die animierte Prologsequenz hervorheben, die für sich ein echtes kleines Meisterwerk geworden ist. Wenn der Film danach ins Reale springt, kann man gar nicht anders, als ein wenig enttäuscht sein. Es überrascht fast, dass bei dem teilweise wirklich fragwürdigen 3D-Angebot (Saw 3D - Vollendung, Titanic 3D) so ein Film klassisch zweidimensional unters Volk gebracht wird.

Wirft man einen Blick auf die Besetzung, gibt es erste Minuspunkte. Lily Collins ist allerdings keiner davon. Die britische Jungschauspielerin, die erstmals an der Seite von Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side auffiel, sieht kurz gesagt genauso aus, wie es Schneewittchen tun sollte. Dazu spielt sie die Figur auch mit merklicher Freude und Hingabe. Bereits aufkommende Vergleiche mit Audrey Hepburn sind nicht unberechtigt.

Mit Armie Hammer (spielte die Winklevoss-Zwillinge in The Social Network), Nathan Lane (The Producers) und Sean Bean (Der Herr der Ringe-Trilogie) gibt es bis in die Nebenrollen Talent zu sehen, und auch unter den Zwergen finden sich mit Jordan Prentice (Brügge sehen ... und sterben?) und Martin Klebba (Fluch der Karibik-Reihe) bekannte Gesichter.

Eher eine Enttäuschung ist dagegen Julia Roberts. Schon vor Monaten wurde sie groß als die böse Königin angekündigt, doch ihre Performance ist leidlich mitreißend. Sie bleibt ganz einfach Everybody's Darling und hat wohl auch wegen des Komödiencharakters nur wenige Chancen, ihre Boshaftigkeit über ein arrogantes Grinsen hinauszutragen.

Die wirklichen Probleme des Films liegen aber in der Erzählung. Einerseits hat man sich hier darauf verlassen, dass jeder Kinogänger die Geschichte kennt und man nicht viel Inhalt erzählen muss, andererseits hat man der Neuinterpretation wegen ein paar Elemente hineingebracht, die von unnötig bis öde reichen. Das Ergebnis kann man irgendwo zwischen Tim Burtons Alice im Wunderland und Verwünscht einordnen. Die eine oder andere Idee mag durchaus kreativ sein, der eine oder andere Witz auch tatsächlich lustig, aber wirklich gutgelaunt ist man bei Schneewittchens abschließender Bollywood-Performance nicht, und wenn sie noch so lange glücklich leben.

Copyright by MovieMaze.de

Quelle: /www.moviemaze.de/filme/4466/mirror-mirror.html

 

     

iamrogue.com 4 November 2011

Relativity Media Reveals 'Mirror Mirror' as the Snow White Title
Friday, 04 November 2011 12:08 Written by iamrogue

Relativity Media's take on the famous Grimm fairy tale of Snow White now has an official title, after months of being referred to simply as The Untitled Snow White Project.  From the get-go, this film has had a whole lot going for it, including Tarsem Singh, a visionary director perfectly suited to provide a stunning new take on the material, and a cast that includes Lily Collins as Snow White, Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, Armie Hammer as Prince Andrew Alcott, Sean Bean as the King, and the invaluable Nathan Lane as the servant Brighton.  Now it has a title to match the promise of its director and cast, as Relativity has announced that the film is titled Mirror Mirror, a reference that any fan of the story will immediately recognize.

With the film deep in post-production after shooting this summer, the studio behind Mirror Mirror took the opportunity to unveil the long-awaited official title for the movie, which expertly combines elements of comedy, adventure, and fantasy, much like The Princess Bride before it.

Here's the press release from Relativity:

(Beverly Hills, Calif.) November 4, 2011 – Relativity Media announced today that the long-awaited title for its upcoming spectacular reimagining of the classic Snow White fairy tale is Mirror Mirror. Filming for the comedy action adventure wrapped in mid-September under the stylish direction of Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Cell). The theatrical release date is set for March 16, 2012.

The newly titled film Mirror Mirror, stars breakout star Lily Collins (The Blind Side) as an exiled princess who enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright and Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts as an evil Queen who steals control of a kingdom, in a magical adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the imagination of audiences the world over.  The film also stars Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as the object of their affection, Prince Andrew Alcott, and Nathan Lane (The Birdcage) as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen.

Rounding out the cast are: Sean Bean (HBO’s Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King), Mare Winningham (Brothers) as Baker Margaret, Michael Lerner (Elf) as Baron and Mark Povinelli (Water for Elephants), Jordan Prentice (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), Danny Woodburn (Watchmen), Sebastian Saraceno (Bedtime Stories), Ronald Lee Clark (Epic Movie), Martin Klebba (Pirates of The Caribbean) and Joey Gnoffo (The Benchwarmers) as the Seven Dwarfs.

The film's producers are Bernie Goldmann (300), Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter), and Brett Ratner (Rush Hour franchise).The script was written by Melisa Wallack (Meet Bill) and Jason Keller (Machine Gun Preacher). 

Mirror Mirror is scheduled to hit theaters on March 16, 2012.

Full Disclosure: Mirror Mirror was produced by Relativity Media, iamRogue's parent company.

source: http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news

 
     
 

Sean Bean in Tarsem Singhs "Snow White"
Montag, 18. Juli 2011

Sean Bean steht in Verhandlungen in Tarsem Singhs "The Brothers Grimm - Snow White" den König zu spielen.

Einen besseren König gibt's doch kaum! Sean Bean, allen unvergessen als Boromir in Der Herr der Ringe und zumindest schon in den USA überschwänglich gelobt als Lord Eddard in der HBO-Serie Game of Thrones, steht in finalen Verhandlungen, Schneewittchens Vater zu spielen.

Damit würde er Tarsem Singhs The Brothers Grimm - Snow White beitreten, das aktuell in Montreal gedreht wird. In der Märchenadaption reißt eine teuflische Königin (bestimmt gut darin Julia Roberts) die alleinige Macht im Königreich an sich und die um ihre Macht gebrachte junge Prinzessin (Lily Collins) versucht mit Hilfe von sieben listenreichen Rebellen (formerly known als Zwerge) ihr Geburtsrecht wiederzuerlangen.

Der Kinostart in den USA ist am 16. März 2012, bei uns soll The Brothers Grimm - Snow White am 5. April 2012 das Publikum verzaubern.

Quelle: /www.moviejones.de/news

 

     
     

entertainmentweekly.com, 15 July 2011

Jul 15 2011 08:59 PM ET

Sean Bean cast as Snow White's father in Julia Roberts fairy tale
by Anthony Breznica

Sean Bean is in talks to join the as-yet-untitled fairy-tale adventure starring Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, according to sources close to the production. The English actor’s deal is nearly finished, and he will join the production already underway in Montreal. Lily Collins plays the title character in the movie (due March 16), while The Social Network‘s Armie Hammer co-stars as the prince caught between them as the innocent Snow White is manipulated and menaced by her wicked stepmother. Where Bean’s character fits in is anyone’s guess, though smart money is on him not surviving to see this war between the fairest-of-them-all play out in its entirety. What’s with this guy and troubled patres familias?

source: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/07/15/sean-bean-cast-as-snow-whites-father-in-julia-roberts-fairy-tale/

 
     
     
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