We have had more than our fair share of film versions of fairy tales, myths, and legends, and some have actually been good. Disney, especially has taken great pride in its animated versions of tales like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White, for instance. There have also been live action movies of Greek myths, or old stories like the Arabian Nights. Legends like Robin Hood and King Arthur have also gotten the live action movie treatment. There have been plenty of lists of these films so I decided to do something a little different. My interest was in the films that started with a fairy tale and then someone with a little brilliance decided to come up with a cool movie idea from there. These are what I found to be the most original and most well done films of this type. Take a look and see what you think about the following seven fairy tale movies with a twist.
#6 – Mirror Mirror (2012)
Director: Tarsem Singh Dhandwar
Stars: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane
This is a film that is almost a retelling of the tail, but is very original and quite a bit more exciting. In this film there is an evil queen, there’s always an evil queen. This time she takes control of a kingdom and exiles a princess. The princess the gets the help of seven clever guys and forms a rebellion to win back her Kingdom and her throne. I liked this one, it wasn’t too bad, not one of my favorite, but ok.