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YMMV: Mirror, Mirror

The 1995 series

  • Awesome Music: The intro is absolutely stunning.
  • Fridge Logic: History alters itself at the end of the series, and two characters end up Ret Gone. One fact, (Mrs Tiegan being principal) remains, despite it being due entirely to the machinations of one of those characters. It should be noted that the Tiegans are an Australian family, who moved to New Zealand for the job.

The 2012 film

  • Actor Allusion: Julia Roberts has been described as "America's Sweetheart". This is a rare movie where she plays a villain. Her role appears to be an extended metaphor for actresses/performers trying anything to extend their fame as they age and can't embrace the inevitability that younger women will eventually take their places.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The score by Alan Menken.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny:
    • The imposing Royal Guards decide to let Snow White leave the castle unopposed, and make a pinky promise with each other not to mention it to anyone.
    • When first fighting the Dwarves, the Prince can't find it in himself to stop teasing the dwarves after they have beaten him. Smash Cut to the Prince and his servant hanging upside down, naked and bound.
  • Ear Worm: The end theme, done in a Bollywood style and performed by Lily Collins. Also arguably a Big Lipped Alligator Moment; a Bollywood-style video was very unexpected when compared to the film's overall tone.
  • Fridge Brilliance: When Snow White leaves the palace the first time, the cloak she wears seems to be a perfect match for the Queen's gold dress. This makes sense when you consider that Snow —having not left the palace in ages— probably wouldn't have had any cloaks of her own, and would have had to borrow one.
  • Mondegreen: In this trailer, The Prince's line "I look like an idiot" is sometimes misheard as "I'm a f***ing idiot" because of the speed in which he says it.
  • Nausea Fuel: The Queen's beauty treatments.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The scene with the giant magic marionettes. Also the Beast, although it's less scary once in full view.
    • The Mirror on said scene for some.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Renbock. Not because he's played by a big-name actor, but because he comes across as more likeable and interesting than the Prince in his early scenes — and then he's sent away, and only returns to be part of the crowd in the final scene.
  • Uncanny Valley: Julia Roberts's makeup as the Mirror - it appears as a talking reflection of herself but with an appropriately gaunt, otherwordly appearance.

The book

  • Jerkass Woobie: Lucrezia Borgia definitely, and Cesare occasionally.
  • Squick: Plenty, even by Gregory Maguire standards. But most everyone who read it can recall the scene that can only be described as a menstrual fountain.
  • The Woobie: Bianca. Don Vincente de Nevada even moreso. Hopefully he finds out his daughter's still alive..

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