Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass ~ IN THEATERS NOW!
“I used to think time was a thief. But you give before you take. Time is a gift. Every minute. Every second.” – Alice
Even in the craziest, most absurd movies, there is sometimes a bit of wisdom. And so it was with Alice Through the Looking Glass. In this installment, Alice returns to Wonderland to rescue the Mad Hatter who thinks that his family is still alive. This belief is not driving the Mad Hatter mad, but slowly driving him to despair. With prodding from the White Queen Alice goes to confront Time himself, hoping to travel back in time and keep the jabberwocky from killing the Mad Hatter’s family. Since Alice has no potential past self to run into (and thereby destroy time) she is the only one that can safely do so. Time warns her that she cannot change the past, but she may learn from it. With that warning, Time refuses to help her. But Alice being Alice, decides the steal the Chronosphere (the key to time) and travels back in time, with Time in hot pursuit to keep her from messing up time. I’m going to stop telling you about the movie there so I don’t spoil it.
I have to admit that the movie isn’t as good as the first. There were funny moments throughout. However I do think that Sacha Baron Cohen really shines as Time. I’m normally not a fan, but he is insightful and very funny. There are lessons to be learned, but in a subtle, unobtrusive way, about the choices we make and learning to live with those choices. And it also managed to hold my daughter’s attention, which is hard to do.
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS IN THEATERS NOW
“Meet the Young Hatter” Clip
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/3-yvJuvG2Zo
“Save the Hatter” Clip
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/DG35GrpaiiM
In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland to save her friend the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings a unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. We are also introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.
Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska) has spent the past three years sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland. Reuniting with her friends the White Rabbit, Absolem, the White Queen and the Cheshire Cat, Alice must save the Hatter and Underland itself, before time runs out. Presented in Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” opens in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016.
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Disclaimer: I received complimentary entry to a pre-screening of ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS to facilitate this review. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still my own. Photos and video courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.