Weekend Picks: ‘Mirror Mirror’ & ‘Wrath of the Titans’
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Last weekend "The Hunger Games" devoured the competition on its way to claiming the box-office crown. The biggest movie of the year had the third-biggest opening weekend ever, earning more than $152 million in ticket sales. But since seemingly everyone and their mother already saw the dystopian thriller, perhaps there's room for another movie to claim the top spot? Or maybe everyone and their mother will just see "The Hunger Games" again?
The makers of the two movies opening wide this weekend hope that's not the case. And both of them have the investment pedigree to succeed at the box office. One film stars Julia Roberts, whose movies have made well over $2 billion in her storied career. And the other film is the sequel to a movie that grossed nearly half a billion dollars worldwide. Either choice should make for an enjoyable escape, but to help you decide which film is right for you, we boil down the movie and predict which fans might enjoy it most.
Rated PG for some fantasy action and mild rude humor.
What's the Story?
The Snow White fairy tale gets a live-action update. When Princess Snow White's (Lily Collins) kingly father (Sean Bean) disappears, her wicked stepmother, the Queen (Julia Roberts), comes to power. And as evil stepmothers are wont to do, she overindulges on said power. After Snow White gains the attention of a charming and wealthy prince (Armie Hammer), the Queen banishes her to the dangerous forest. Fortunately for Snow, seven rebellious dwarfs come to her aid. With the help of her dwarfs in arms and her charming prince, Snow White is determined to win back her birthright, take her rightful place on the throne, and restore happiness to her kingdom. Unfortunately for all, the Queen will stop at nothing to keep her seat.
Who Will Dig It?
This is one for the whole family, especially princess-obsessed daughters. Furthermore, fans of romance, magical fairy tales, fantastic adventures, gorgeous costumes, and comedy should live happily ever after if they catch this fairest film of them all.
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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action.