Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Another Episode of Hollywood Seeing Double

I've written extensively about Hollywood's propensity for releasing two movies on the same topic in the same year.

It's uncanny, and not something that appears to be letting up. Last year, it was two movies about friends with benefits.

Now it's two movies reimagining Snow White. What are the chances?

You have a seemingly bright, goofy retelling of the tale ("Mirror, Mirror") and another, much darker version ("Snow White and the Huntsman"). All the while, there's a show on ABC called "Once Upon a Time" that attempts its own twist on the story — not very well, in my opinion.

In any event, I guess it's a good time to be a fan of Snow White.

UPDATE: It doesn't help that the "Mirror Mirror" tagline ("the Snow White legend comes alive") does nothing to tell you what's unique about the movie. It's probably the least elucidating tagline since THIS.