Lily Collins vs. Kristen Stewart: ‘Mirror, Mirror’ Trailer Debuts
Mere days after the debut of the Snow White and the Huntsman trailer, Mirror, Mirror has put out one of ts own. Which film are you more excited about?
The two upcoming Snow White films have been facing off for some time now; lately, though, they’ve both been upping the ante as they battle for audiences. Case in point: Last week, the Kristen Stewart vehicle Snow White and the Huntsman released a brand-spanking-new trailer full of grit and drama and swords—and now, the second Snow White movie Mirror, Mirror has followed suit. Starring Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, and Julia Roberts, this one looks… a little different. Check it out here:
An interesting contrast, no? And in case you need a reminder of what it’s up against, here’s the trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman again:
While Snow White and the Huntsman looks more like a war epic, Mirror, Mirror seems to be going the comedic route… and I’m not entirely sure how much it’s working (“Snow way?” Seriously?). Visually, it looks gorgeous and colorful and everything a Tarsem Singh film should be (has anyone seen The Fall? Because if you haven’t, you totally should). Bizarrely, though, the trailer does more towards showcasing Julia Roberts than anything else, which may have been a mistake. I buy Charlize Theron as the evil queen in Huntsman more than I buy Julia Roberts in Mirror, Mirror—which is perhaps unsurprising, given the reports that surfaced about how difficult Julia found it to be mean.
What these two films do both have in common, though, is a princess who refuses to be victimized. Kristen Stewart looks like a warrior princess, while Lily Collins is a little more Errol Flynn; but wither way, they both take up their swords and fight back. So that, at least, is a comforting thought.
I’m a little curious about how they’re both going to deal with the ending, though. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Brothers Grimm version of the story, the end features the queen arrives at Snow White’s wedding and forced to put on a pair of red-hot iron shoes and dance in them until she dies. Disney, naturally, glossed over that whole part (as well as a number of other somewhat questionable elements of the tale). Snow White and the Huntsman looks to be much closer in tone to the Grimm’s telling, so it’s possible that we’ll see a variation on that ending here (though it’s more likely that Snow White will defeat the queen in an epic fight to the finish). Mirror, Mirror? Probably not so much. So what will Julia Roberts’ comeuppance be? I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see…
Mirror, Mirror will hit cinemas on March 16, 2012 and Snow White and the Huntsman will follow on June 1, 2012.
Tell us: Which Snow White are you looking forward to more?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.