Mirror, Mirror was the ninth film I saw for this challenge. It is the Snow White story (sort of) told from the wicked queen’s perspective. Julia Roberts plays the wicked queen and does a great job as the queen. Nathan Lane plays plays her prime minister and is hilarious as her lackey. The actress who plays Snow White (whose name I have forgotten) is beautiful, sweet and just the type of Snow White you want. This version takes liberties with the story. The seven dwarves are bandits and Snow White teams up with them to give back to the village people the gold that the queen taxes from the poor villagers. The prince is handsome but bumbling, and is a comic relief as he is put under a puppy love potion spell to marry the queen. But all ends well as we find the monster in the forest is also under the spell of the wicked queen and of course, the prince and Snow White end up together. And the way the apple is worked in is clever.
The tenth movie I saw for the challenge (it was a big day for movies yesterday) was The Muppet Movie. It was a typically delightfully Muppet movie with a clever plot involving a new Muppet who encourages the Muppets to get back together to save their theater from an evil oil man who wants to tear it down. The is romance of the human variety and song and dance numbers of the human variety as well. And then there is the chaos that was the original Muppet show from its time on television, which was nicely nostalgic. The movie was thoroughly enjoyable and of course there was Miss Piggy doing what she does best–being Miss Piggy. Ten down, fifteen to go.