The following contains spoilers from the film Alice Through the Looking Glass.
More adventurous and curious than ever before, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) lives and has always lived by the mantra that nothing is impossible. With her dearest friend the Hatter (Johnny Depp) having the most impossible of problems, she is sought out by the White Queen, the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and finds herself slipping through a mirror back into “Underland.” Adventure ensues and once again we witness Alice do the impossible.
Overall, I loved it. I love fantasy worlds, happy endings, and doing the impossible; I believe I can do six impossible things before breakfast just like Alice. I can also appreciate the idea of Time as a person. There were a lot of valuable messages within the movie that I believe can inspire the intended audience such as:
- Nothing is impossible.
- You cannot change the past; you can only learn from it.
- Time is not a thief; he gives more than he takes.
Despite these wonderful messages within the movie, it was lacking in plot. It didn’t connect to the first movie very well (this being a sequel and all) and even though the graphics were amazing, they were all over the place. Time personified was a genius idea that wasn’t carried out to its full potential within the movie.
With that said, if you’re between the ages of 5 and 12, your brain might explode from all of the super cool graphics–especially if you see it in 3D. If you’ve loved Alice in Wonderland from the very beginning and she can do no wrong in your eyes (that would be me!), then I completely recommend it. However, if you prefer movies with a well-put together plot and story line to follow, then you may want to just choose another movie for date night, or wait for it on Blu-ray.
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‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ Proves Anything is Possible: Image courtesy of Disney