“Mirror mirror on the wall,” commands the villainous Queen Ravenna, as played – or rather performed – by South African Oscar-winner Charlize Theron in fantasy action picture “Snow White and the Huntsman.” “Who is fairest of them all?” she questions her magic mirror with sturdy self-assurance. But, much to the evil queen’s tumultuous horror, the inevitable answer we all know she shall receive is not her majestic majesty but of course the sweet and innocent Snow White, here played by “Twilight” mega-star Kristen Stewart, who’s not sweet and innocent so much as moody and lip-chewing – how the 22-year-old’s bottom lip is still intact is anyone’s guess.
But if we’re talking movies, or more specifically this brand-spanking Brothers Grimm reworking and fellow 2012 Snow White outing “Mirror Mirror,” a lighthearted fairytale dud starring Lily Collins and Julia Roberts, then the sweet and innocent out of the pair has but a Snow White’s chance in Hell of winning the “fairest of them all” contest, at least when pitted against the grand blockbuster spectacle of its brooding, brutal competitor. Indeed, Charlize Theron would probably lop off Julia Roberts’ pretty little head with a sharpened axe if given the chance. Let’s hope she isn’t. (Continue Reading…)