Last night we had a rare evening out. My poor husband. I wait until he is dead tired to say, “Let’s go see a movie!” After we walk out of the restaurant.
He looked at me my like I had five heads but he went!
To add to the crazy we saw “Mirror Mirror”
What a delightful movie. It definitely is not your typical Snow White tale. The Seven Dwarfs are not happy little men living in the woods going off to work everyday singing, “Off to work we go”, Oh , no!! But, don’t worry The Queen is evil, although somehow the evil Queen steals this tale? Not the way I remember the story, how about you? Maybe because The Queen is Julia Roberts? Now, Don’t get me wrong you are rooting for Snow White but there isn’t the proper amount of dislike for the Queen, she is too funny to dislike too terribly much.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie!! Nathan Lane (Brighton) which is Julia Roberts’ (The Queen) side kick is great!! Armie Hammer (The Prince) was the perfect mix of comedy and dreamy! Unfortunately, I am sorry to say, I was not overly impressed with Lily Collins (Snow White) but once again, I think this movie is geared for the star, and make no mistake Julia Roberts is the star of Mirror Mirror! Of course, Snow White is the heroine but let’s face it, Julia Roberts is well, Julia Roberts!!!
Now, my rant!
The Rating of Mirror Mirror is PG! Below I have copied G and PG explanations. Parents it is your duty to raise your children and use your own judgement. I will openly admit, I judge you too. Five, Six and Seven year old Children at PG rated movies WOW!! This movie clearly had some interesting moments. It is not the G-rated fairy tale. Yes, some jokes are over your child’s head but now they have heard the joke and can and might repeat it. You have introduced them to information before their time, no one else. Now,They have seen sexual innuendo, which is visual, over their head? Well, that is debatable, it is right in front of their face,you might not think it makes an impression but it does? You have made the choice, no one else. For example, There is a scene in which The Queen drools and makes sexual innuendos over The Prince. No Five year old, hell No Seven year old needs to see such things, wouldn’t you agree? I was saddened to see such young children at this movie but it is a parent’s choice. Therefore, don’t whine when you leave the movie. Which I heard. The warning is appropriate. It is PG movie, not G. As a parent you need to see the movie first and use common sense. PG in my humble opinion is never appropriate for 5,6 and 7 year old children but if you choose take your child then don’t bitch as you leave. Don’t complain about the Producers. The PG rating is appropriate. It is your job to understand the rating. Do your job!
G — General Audiences. All Ages Admitted. A G-rated motion picture contains nothing in theme, language, nudity, sex, violence or other matters that, in the view of the Rating Board, would offend parents whose younger children view the motion picture. The G rating is not a “certificate of approval,” nor does it signify a “children’s” motion picture. Some snippets of language may go beyond polite conversation but they are common everyday expressions. No stronger words are present in G-rated motion pictures. Depictions of violence are minimal. No nudity, sex scenes or drug use are present in the motion picture.
PG — Parental Guidance Suggested. Some Material May Not Be Suitable For Children. A PG-rated motion picture should be investigated by parents before they let their younger children attend. The PG rating indicates, in the view of the Rating Board, that parents may consider some material unsuitable for their children, and parents should make that decision. The more mature themes in some PG-rated motion pictures may call for parental guidance. There may be some profanity and some depictions of violence or brief nudity. But these elements are not deemed so intense as to require that parents be strongly cautioned beyond the suggestion of parental guidance. There is no drug use content in a PG-rated motion picture.
In the end, I enjoyed Mirror Mirror. A nice light movie but I don’t believe this is a young child’s movie! Call me a prude. I think it is Middle School and above!! Lastly, I have no problem if a parent chooses to bring their young child because it is their decision. It is what makes the world go round but my complaint is the parent bitching that the movie Producers are at fault and are ruining things for their children. No! They made a movie, rated it appropriately and you chose to bring your child and then thought, “Yikes, I wish my kid wouldn’t have heard that inappropriate joke.” Well, you subjected them to it. I am old enough to enjoy it and you should not have brought your child, not the “movie should not have been made.” Parents today want to blame the world and claim it is the world that needs to stop ‘forcing kids to grow up fast’. Parents you raise your children and have the control over what they see at a young age. It is your choice, your duty to screen and your decision. Stop blaming the world. Take responsibility for your job!
Have you seen Mirror Mirror? Did you like it? Who was your favorite Character? Would you bring a Five year old?