“Mirror Mirror” is the first of two Snow White film adaptations heading to theaters this spring. If you’re confused, this is the one with Julia Roberts as the evil queen. “Snow White and the Huntsman” comes out in June and has Charlize Theron as its evil queen. You may have seen a preview with Theron taking a weird milk bath. In a surprise twist, Julia Roberts also takes a weird milk bath in “Mirror Mirror.” Evil queens and their beauty regimens, right?
It also seems to be saying that Snow White’s greatest triumph is her eventual marriage. It isn’t wresting control of her kingdom away from an evil despot or saving people. It’s getting married at age 18 to the first available man. I don’t mind the romance or even the specter of an engagement, but I thought we’d moved past marriage as the happiest ending for women in movies.