This weekend's studio offerings aren't much to brag about and you have to go far afield, to Poland and Yemen, to find a movie worth seeing.
"Mirror, Mirror" is the first of two movie variations on "Snow White" coming this year (the other is "Snow White and the Huntsman," with Kristen Stewart). This one is a candy-colored comic take, notable for Julia Roberts as the vain evil Queen subjugating her kingdom and keeping her stepdaughter Snow (Lily Collins) in the castle. When Snow gets out of the castle, she meets the handsome Prince Alcott (Armie Hammer), whom the Queen seeks to marry for his riches. Director Tarsem Singh ("Immortals") doesn't go far enough into full camp to make this telling work, but the banter of the seven dwarves who are as un-Disney-like as they could do in a PG-rated film is entertaining.
Less entertaining is "Wrath of the Titans," an unnecessary sequel to the Greek mythology action movie "Clash of the Titans." Sam Worthington returns as the demigod Perseus, this time called to rescue the gods including his father, Zeus (Liam Neeson) and save the universe when the destroyer Kronos tries to escape the Underworld. The convoluted plot is just a clothesline for director Jonathan Liebesman ("Battle: Los Angeles") to hang an endless series of overblown special-effects sequences.