Ohmigod, avoid reviews, trailers (DEFINITELY NO TRAILERS), cast lists, spoilers of any sort, just, just go see it. Bring a friend to cuddle if you have trouble with scary movies, just, oh my god, it's so worth it. The whole theater was laughing and cheering, and there was an actual freaking round of applause when the credits rolled. Also, Joss Whedon. Also, I told you to see it, just do what I tell you, GO SEE IT.
TIME FOR A BULLETED LIST OF INCOHERENT FLAILING! :DD
-OMG GIGANTIC SLICE OF DELICIOUS META WITH META SAUCE ON TOP!
-THOR BRODINSON!! Also look_alive, you're so right, that was totally an intentional reference, it had to be, I will believe nothing else. ...BRING ME ANOTHER!!
-TOPHER LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVES~!!! :DDDDD
-Also I've only seen tiny bits of The West Wing but it was still REALLY DISTRACTING.
-Just. Happiest charmingest feel-good scary movie since Super 8 and Fright Night. ...Since when are scary movies happy and feel-good? IDK BUT I LIKE IT.
...So anyway, I walked out of the theater, bought and ate a taco, and walked right back in to see Mirror, Mirror, like a boss. Because I am awesome and I do what I want. Tarsem's take on Snow White was totally charming, and as full of all of the gorgeous set-and-costume porn as I was expecting. The prince was adorable. The dwarves were AWESOME (and multi-ethnic!), the beast was super-cool (kind of a Chinese dragon design), and Snow White was badass (and had badass gaucho pants!). I mean seriously, all of my feminist thumbs up on this one, Snow does all of the saving, really. I would totally show this to my kids, if I ever have kids. I totally called the plot twist at the end, but eh, it's a kids' movie. ...Which was really interesting, actually, seeing how Tarsem does a kids' movie, and a classic fairytale while we're at it.
And then in the credits all of a sudden it was a Bollywood musical, lolol Tarsem you're so cute.
So, not as awesome as The Fall but basically nothing can touch that, that is like a perfect movie. And Mirror, Mirror is charming and lovely and politically correct.
All in all, a super fun movie night. ^_^