When a movie brings in over a billion dollars, I am sure the movie makers try not to make any drastic changes to the cast or to the story. So that means in Alice Through the Looking Glass, Mia Wasikowska returns as Alice of course, but also returning to their crazy characters is Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter reprising their roles as the Mad Hatter, the White Queen, and the Red Queen. There are also a few new characters, Zanik Hightopp and Time, played by Rhys Ifans and Sacha Baron Cohen. Also back are the talented voices of the late Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Barbara Windsor and Paul Whitehouse, who are joined by Matt Vogel.
Alice Through the Looking Glass Film Review
A sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 fantasy Alice in Wonderland, the story remains true to what we have grown to love about the characters, yet the story of Through the Looking Glass can stand alone with a storyline taking you to 3 years after Alice has captained her father’s ship around the world. She returns to London with excitement and plans for her next voyage with a quick reality check. While at a party at the Lord Ascot mansion, she realized that women and respect are not two words that go together. Alice is quickly distracted by Absolem, the beautiful familiar butterfly, who brings her through the looking glass, and so the story begins.
Alice fans will not be disappointed. The movie is beautiful. Depp is perfection once again as he brings the Hatter to the screen. For me, the scene stealer is the new character played by Cohen. He is brilliant as Time. And of course, the quotes. There are so many memorable quotes, all with beautiful meanings, but my favorite one is “You can’t change the past, but you can learn from it.”
Alice Through the Looking Glass is safe for the whole family. I saw it twice in 3D, although I am sensitive to those glasses, and it is one of those films that is vibrant and worth the seeing this way.
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