Staring: Julia Roberts,
Notes: Intriguing as it is, stories can take on new reflections and
in themselves create new stories. This in the case with Mirror Mirror.
I enjoyed watching this movie while traveling from Darwin in the Northern
Territory to Sydney New South Wales. The fact that the person who
I sat next to was a female Muslim who as soon as I sat down started
frantically looking for another seat to move to. Then as the flight
took place took every chance to make it known she hated me. She of
course didd not know me. Nor did she ever take time to get to know
me. All she had in mind was what a retributive scum she was tuck sitting
next to. For her it was a trip of great discomfort
The story was amusing and constantly with it's surprises. The new
slant on the old story was one that gave it new strength and vitality.
Even the rather quaint Balliwood dance at the end was a refreshing
new slant on the story. Sleeping beauty was given a new and revitalized
personage. While the seven Dwarves where given new and more or less
acceptably real personalities.
Over all the story was well crafted and presented. Ac fables go, this
is one that would go well with the family. Watch and enjoy. Though
you might want to share with the kids the story you had grown up with.
M J Flack