Thursday, June 28, 2012

grandma's movie review - Mirror, Mirror - I'm Giving One Away!

I am happy for the opportunity to share my review of Mirror Mirror with you! This movie surprised and delighted me with not only the wonderful and humorous way it tells a story - one which we are all pretty familiar with - but with the solid messages, the color, details and just plain fun which, in my opinion, make Mirror Mirror a movie families can watch, enjoy and learn from together!

Mirror Mirror
By - 20th Century Fox
Rating - PG for some fantasy action and mild rude humor


Favorite Features -
  • top of the list, my favorite feature of this movie - from many favorites - is the solid messages which are presented throughout the movie! This movie does an excellent job of contrasting the evil queen who is selfish, vain and cruel with Snow White who is gentle, caring and who has a heart for others.
  • gives grandparents/parents much to talk about - ask your grandchildren about the choices the dwarfs made to rob others and how Brighton chose to let Snow White live. Ask them what they would do if they were one of the dwarfs or Brighton. Talk with them about the choices the Queen made and ask them how they would have responded if they were her.
  • I love the humor throughout the movie - there were places I laughed out loud . . . especially when the prince is given the "puppy love potion"!
  • A great line-up of actors - Nathan Lane did an excellent job as Brighton and Julia Roberts made a wonderful evil queen! I wasn't familiar with Lily Collins or Armie Hammer, but they both did great jobs as Snow White and the prince! The dwarfs were wonderful - great casting for this movie!
  • The scenery and costumes were amazing - loved the color and design!
Pop up a great big bowl of popcorn and gather your grandchildren for a movie night with Mirror Mirror! Be sure to talk with them after the movie about the important messages in this movie, such as, it is true, "one of God's great mysteries is His plan for each and every one of us." Talk with your grandchildren about how God has a plan for them! Ask them if they have been able to identify some of God's plan for them! Spend time sharing with them some of their gifts and abilities which God has given them and pray with them to ask God to show them His plan and to thank Him for having a plan for them! Talk with your grandchildren about how Snow White tells the dwarfs, "stealing isn't work" and it is wrong to steal from others. Ask your grandchildren how they would feel if they were labeled as "undesirables"  or "uglies" and "no one stood up for them". Talk with them about how they can make the choice to stand up for people who others may not care about; people who need someone to stand up for them.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment gave me some background information on Alan Menken, which I'm happy to share with you - just click on this link to find out about all the amazing movies Alan Menken has worked on; such as the Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Tangled. I'm also happy to share a couple free downloads for you to enjoy! The first is a Mirror Mirror Who is the Fairest of them All Quiz and the second is a Mirror Mirror Maze. I'll post these tonight so you can download, print and enjoy!

I'm very happy for the opportunity to give one blu-ray of Mirror Mirror away! If you have "liked" grandma's cookie jar using the tab in "find us on facebook" box ON THE BLOG, then you are entered in the drawing which will be on July 13, 2012. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional drawing (please comment to let me know if you share so I can give you your additional entry). Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!

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