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->''Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away, a baby girl was born. Her skin was pure as snow, her hair was dark as night. They called her... Snow White. [[FirstPersonSmartass Probably because that's the most pretentious name they could come up with]].''

A retelling of the "Literature/SnowWhite" fairy tale starring Creator/LilyCollins (daughter of Music/PhilCollins) as Snow White, Creator/JuliaRoberts as the evil Queen, Armie Hammer as Prince Alcott and [[spoiler:Creator/SeanBean as the King]], directed by [[Film/TheFall Tarsem]] [[Film/TheCell Singh]]. It was released in 2012, the [[DuelingMovies same year as another]] Snow White retelling, ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman''. Where that film recasts the story as a dark action-adventure, this is a lighter telling.

Retitled ''Mirror Mirror: The Untold Adventures of Snow White'' in some regions.

Not to be confused with the [[Literature/MirrorMirror novel]] by Gregory Maguire (''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'') or the [[Series/MirrorMirror TV series]] of the same name.
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!!This film provides examples of:

* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Snow White's dagger can slice through an apple with just a flick of her wrist.
* ActionGirl: Snow White.
* AdaptationExpansion: No wonder it's named "The Untold Adventures of Snow White" in some regions.
* AnimalMotifs: The Queen's thematic ball, where her dress resembles a peacock, Snow White's resembles a swan, and Prince Alcott's hat has rabbit ears. The AlternateCharacterInterpretation inherent in the rabbit costume is discussed by the Queen and the Prince.
** AnimalStereotypes: The vanity peacock, the purity swan, the nervous (but smarter and more dangerous than he appears) rabbit.
* ArcWords: The Queen's "Snow White would have to do what snow does best. Snow... would have to fall."
* ArrangedMarriage: Aware that he comes from a wealthy kingdom, the Queen plots to marry Prince Alcott to solve her own financial problems.
* BadassBaritone: Prince Alcott.
* BadassLongcoat: Alcott again.
* BalefulPolymorph:
** The Queen temporarily turns Brighton into a cockroach as punishment for not killing Snow White.
** [[spoiler:The King was transformed into the Beast.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:Snow White, who sees through the Queen's disguise at the end and offers her a slice of her own poisoned apple, telling her to accept defeat.]]
* BigBad: The Queen.
* BigOlEyebrows: Snow White.
* BlackComedyRape: Brighton being taken advantage of by a grasshopper ([[ItMakesSenseInContext He was temporarily a cockroach]]) is played for laughs.
* BrokeEpisode: The Queen's greed and exaggerations pretty much bankrupted the kingdom -- people are literally begging for food on the streets, because what litttle money they have is taken to pay the Queen's taxes.
* ButtMonkey: Brighton, and Prince Alcott.
* [[spoiler:CastFromLifespan: The Queen's extended use of magic turns her into an old hag when her spells are broken.]]
* ChekhovsGun: The King's dagger, the Queen's moon necklace.
* CombatPragmatist:
** The dwarfs.
** Snow White becomes one when the dwarfs teach her how to fight.
* CostumePorn: Especially the Queen's and the nobles' dresses.
* DancesAndBalls: The Queen seems to be fond of parties. She throws a significant thematic ball on-screen.
* DancePartyEnding: And quite an elaborate one at that.
* DeadpanSnarker:
** The Queen has her moments. And surprisingly, so does Snow White!
** Even the Magic Mirror gets in on it.
* DiabolusExNihilo: The Queen is given no redeeming qualities or backstory, nothing is mentioned about her life before meeting the King.
* DisappearedDad
* DisproportionateRetribution: The Queen is very harsh on her punishments. "A Royal Decree, take it down. Any busybodies caught rumouring, gossiping, whispering, or even thinking... shall be put to death."
* DissonantSerenity: The mirror, who never appears to be more than faintly bemused no matter what happens.
* DistractedByTheSexy: The Queen orders some clothes brought for Prince Alcott because [[LampshadeHanging she has trouble focusing]] when he's [[RunningGag constantly being presented to her in only his undergarments.]]
** Snow White spends a few seconds staring at him while his hands are tied before asking if he needs help
** "Seeing you in this dress is causing me to lose my words"
* DistressedDamsel: Averted. Snow White refuses to be one, evoking the trope by mentioning she has read many stories in which the damsel has to be saved by her prince, but she doesn't want that to happen.
* DistressedDude: Alcott, on the other hand, is frequently overwhelmed by danger -- he's mugged and hanged upside down by the dwarfs [[spoiler:(''twice''), hypnotized by the Queen into nearly marrying her, viciously attacked by the Beast and ultimately pinned down by it against a tree.]] Doubles with BadassInDistress, as he's also shown to be pretty capable and a very good fighter.
* DontGoInTheWoods: It's not truly forbidden, but commonly known to be dangerous, as the vicious Beast lives there. According to the dwarfs, it doesn't usually leave a specific side of the forest, though.
* TheDragon: It was obvious Brighton wasn't up to this, and the Queen eventually reveals [[spoiler:the Beast]] is her true Dragon.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:The Queen eats the poisoned apple at the end when she realizes she's been beaten. This also destroys her mirror self.]]
* DualWielding: Both Snow White and Prince Alcott wield two swords at some point.
* EndlessWinter: Winter falls over the land when the evil queen starts to rule. [[spoiler:It ends when she is defeated.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Queen, Snow White's father and the magistrate, whose names are never stated.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* EvilIsHammy: The queen, being played by Julia Roberts, an unlikely choice, has her moments.
* EvilSorceress: The Queen.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The love potion, which upon closer inspection, the Queen realizes is clearly labeled as a [[spoiler: [[AnimalStereotypes Puppy]] Love Potion.]]
* TheExile: The Queen is known to have banished from the kingdom everyone she deemed "undesirable" -- including the dwarfs.
* ExposedToTheElements: Several people get robbed and stripped to their underwear in the snowy woods. They don't shiver.
* {{Expy}}/ CaptainErsatz /ShoutOut: The seven dwarves have similar personalities to the seven dwarves from the Disney cartoon, but YMMV.
** Grimm, the ex-teacher, who is the logical leader of the group is Doc.
** Butcher, the mean, emotional leader of the group, is Grumpy.
** Chuckles, who is always laughing, is Happy.
** Half Pint, like Dopey, is most in love with Snow White and is too stupid to get that she doesn't feel the same.
** Napolean is a hopeless romantic, like Bashful, as can be seen in the kissing scene.
** Grubb represents Gluttony in the same way that Sleepy represents Sloth.
** Wolf is always Howling just like Sneezy is always Sneezing.
* FacelessGoons: The Queen's soldiers use golden helmets concealing their faces.
* FairestOfThemAll: Evoked by the Queen, referred to by the mirror. Oddly enough, the Queen never directly asks the mirror on-screen -- and thus it never tells her Snow White is fairer than she is, though it does warn the Queen.
--> '''Mirror:''' I suggest you marry someone rich, quickly. Because one day soon, you will ask me who the FairestOfThemAll is... and you won't like the answer.
* FemaleGaze: "Oh my God, can ''someone'' please get this man a shirt so I can ''concentrate''!"
* FirstPersonSmartass: The Queen doing the opening narration.
* FluffyFashionFeathers: The bird-themed dresses Snow White and the Queen wear are decorated with feathers, including the queen have a [[PeacockGirl white peacock tail]] as a neck decoration.
* {{Foil}}: The Queen and nobility and their over-the-top costumes and parties vs. the kingdom people, hungering on the streets.
* GirlInTheTower: Played with. Snow White is said to have never left the castle since her father died, as the Queen made her believe she's not capable of venturing outside.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
* GoodIsNotSoft: [[spoiler: Snow White has the Queen commit suicide by apple in the end, complete with an IronicEcho.]]
* TheGoodKing: Snow White's father.
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: Subverted; gold is the Queen's trademark color, which she claims to be her "lucky color".
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:The Mirror, oddly enough.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: The seven dwarfs, who start off as bandits before helping Snow White.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Snow White and Alcott use swords.
* HighCollarOfDoom: The Queen on many occasions.
* HypnoFool: [[spoiler:Alcott is downright ashamed of the things he said under the love potion's influence.]]
* [[spoiler:[[HypnotizeThePrincess Hypnotize the Prince]]: Through love potion. It works well for some time.]]
* IHaveTheHighGround: The dwarfs teach Snow White about the importance of having the high ground in a fight.
* IWasBeatenByAGirl: Prince Alcott is beaten by Snow White, [[SubvertedTrope albeit in a close fight]].
* InMemoriam: Dedicated to the memory of its costume designer, Eiko Ishioka, who passed away just a few months before its release.
* IronicEcho: "It's important to know when you've been beaten, yes."
** "This is my story. Not hers." / [[spoiler:"It was Snow White's story, after all."]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Butcher initially opposes having Snow White with them, but eventually warms up to her.
** Considering they were bandits mugging unsuspecting travelers, all the dwarfs qualify.
* JustLikeRobinHood: Snow White convinces the dwarfs to do this.
* LadyInRed: The Queen's ball dress, chosen to impress Alcott.
* LargeHam: The Queen.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Almost everyone at the Queen's ball is using white or very light clothes. The Queen herself is dressed in bright red.
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: After the Prince and his assistant get robbed the first time. "No one is to know the details."
** Similarly, the guards, unsure of whether or not they are supposed to stop Snow White from leaving the Castle, agree to let her out, and not to tell anyone about it.
* LighterAndSofter: A comedic take on the fairy tale compared to [[Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman the other live-action one]] coming out the same year. Though not played entirely straight; at the end [[spoiler:Snow White encourages the Queen to commit suicide and it is implied she does.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: Snow White and Alcott have shades of this. They seem to ''really'' fall in love during the ball, though.
** The fact that he was shirtless when they first met probably helped.
* LovePotion: [[spoiler:The Queen mentions having used it on the King, and does in again on Alcott -- though she ends up making him drink "puppy love" potion, it nonetheless makes him fiercely in love with her.]]
* MeaningfulEcho: "And the Queen realized that if she wanted to remain the most beautiful woman in all the land, snow would have to do what snow does best. Snow... would have... to fall."
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Brighton comes across as this. Similarly for the Queen's guards, who don't even stop Snow White from leaving the castle, and [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain agree with eachother not to tell anyone]].
* MixAndMatchCritters: [[spoiler:The Beast is similar in shape to a wyvern or an Eastern [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragon]] but has the antlers of a deer, a furry mammalian face, feathered wings, bird-like feet, and a lizard-like tail (with a strange claw on it).]]
* {{Mondegreen}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CHXHEIGb7A In this trailer]], The Prince's line "[[NiceHat I look like an idiot]]" is getting misheard as an apology of "I'm a f'***ing idiot", since it comes right after he couldn't tell Snow White was the princess.
* MrFanservice: Prince Alcott.
* MythologyGag: After one of the dwarves' successful raids one remarks, "Beats working in a mine."
* {{Narcissist}}: The Queen.
* NobleFugitive: Snow White, once the Queen realizes she's alive. She eventually [[TookALevelInBadass decides to fight back]].
* NonchalantDodge: Alcott does it sometimes when fighting Snow White.
* NoodleIncident: Apparently, during Brighton's time as a cockroach, a grasshopper "took advantage of [him]."
* OrangeBlueContrast: Snow White's wedding dress.
* PimpedOutDress: Many of the Queen's outfits, and Snow White wears a few.
* PowerAtAPrice: The Mirror is always warning the Queen about the price for using magic -- and it's eventually exacted, harshly.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Snow, of course.
-->'''Queen:''' Her hair isn't "black", it's "raven". And her skin has never seen the sun so of ''course'' it's good.
* RefugeInAudacity: [[spoiler:Even after being turned into an old hag by her extensive use of magic, the Queen doesn't give up on killing Snow White: she takes advantage of her completely different look to sneak into her wedding unobserved and try to make her eat the poisoned apple.]]
* RichBitch: The Queen.
* RuleOfSymbolism: At one of the parties, the queen wears a peacock-themed dress and Snow White wears a swan themed dress.
* RunningGag: The dwarfs robbing people and stealing their clothes.
-->'''Queen:''' ''(seeing her wedding guests in their underclothes)'' [[LampshadeHanging What is it with this kingdom?]]
* SceneryPorn: It's [[Film/TheFall Tar]][[TheCell sem]] [[Film/{{Immortals}} Singh's]] film. What do you expect?
* ServileSnarker: The Palace servants. {{Lampshaded}} by the Queen once or twice. Even Brighton gets a moment after his [[BalefulPolymorph Cochroach episode]]. The Queen appears to let them get away with far more than the noblemen without comment.
* ShirtlessScene: How Snow White and the Prince meet.
* ShoutOut: [[Film/{{Scarface 1983}} "Say hello to my little friend!"]], spoken by one of the seven dwarfs.
** [[{{Into the Woods}} "Trees are just wood."]]
** The palace guards wear helmets remarkably similar to Comicbook/{{Nova}}.
* ShrinkingViolet: Snow White severely lacks confidence at the beginning.
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: SeanBean plays a minor yet important role in the film, yet the majority of the promotion was on Julia Roberts.
* SlippingAMickey: [[spoiler:The Queen puts a love potion into Alcott's drink.]]
* SmugSnake: The Queen again.
* SuddenMusicalEnding: There was some foreshadowing for it, though, with the whole "people used to sing and dance" bit.
** Suddenly, [[spoiler: {{Bollywood}}]] or if you prefer, [[spoiler: DancePartyEnding]].
* TalkingToThemself: It was [[WordOfGod clarified by Tarsem Singh]] that the world of the mirror is the Queen's "mindscape", and she's basically talking to herself every time she talks to the mirror. In the movie, the mirror claims to be just the Queen's "reflection".
* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: The poisoned apple and the love potion.
* TeamMom: Snow White to the dwarfs, somewhat.
* TookALevelInBadass: Snow White gets trained in fighting by the dwarfs.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: [[spoiler:Snow White leading the dwarf bandits, Snow White and Alcott duelling, the Queen hypnotizing Alcott through a love potion, it being really a "puppy love" potion, Snow White mobilizing the dwarfs to crash the Queen's wedding with Alcott.]] Seriously, guys, for a movie in which one of the first lines is "loose lips sink ships"...
* TrainingMontage
* TrueBlueFemininity: Snow White's [[spoiler:wedding dress]].
* TrueLovesKiss: Said by one of the dwarfs to be capable of undoing magic. [[spoiler:And that's exactly how Snow White breaks the Queen's love spell over Alcott.]]
* UnreliableNarrator: {{Lampshaded}}. [[spoiler: "[[GracefulLoser It was Snow White's story, after all.]]"]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: JamesMcAvoy was considered for the role of Prince Alcott.
* WomanInWhite: Snow White's ball dress, contrasting [[LadyInRed the Queen's]].
* YouCantThwartStageOne: [[spoiler:The Queen's plot to marry Alcott goes reasonably well until dangerously close to the end -- Snow White and the dwarfs manage to crash her wedding, kidnap the Prince and flee moments before the Queen arrives. And they still have to deal with the love spell after that.]]
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