• Andrew Tuck

Alice Through The Looking Glass

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The Plot:

Alice Kingsleigh has spent the past three years following in her father's footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London from Asia, she comes across a difficult decision that may determine what she's going to do during the rest of her life. After re-encountering Absolem, she finds a magical looking glass and returns to the nonsensical realm of Underland.

She discovers that things are going very wrong with the Hatter, who is now acting madder than usual, haunted by past events that he refuses to reveal. In order to prevent a heartbreaking end to her friend, she turns to Time himself. Despite his warnings about she not being able to win a race against time, and not being able to change the past, Alice borrows the Chronosphere, a time travelling device that everyone - including the now banished Red Queen - wants, and winds up returning to the past.

As she witnesses the hits and misses of friends (and enemies) during their lives, discovering how it prompted them to their current states in the present, Alice may learn how to solve not only the problem with the Hatter, but her own back in London - but only if she can win the race against the ticking Chronosphere.

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The Verdict:

Hold my hand as we follow the beautiful blue butterfly through the magical mirror back to Wonderland.

The movie has high expectations as a sequel of Alice in Wonderland.

With amazing special effects and large array of high profile actors, this movie missed its “wow” factor and just seemed like another version of Alice in Wonderland. Alice steps into Wonderland to find she is the only person that can help them. She tries to help but ends up making a total mess of Time and then by the end of the movie she manages to fix Wonderland and be the heroine everyone knows she can be.

Even though the movie, to me, was miss the "wow" factor, it was full of many famous faces and voices, like Johnny Deep, Mia Wasikowska, Anna Hathaway, Helena Bonham Cater, Sacha Baren Cohan and the unforgettable voice of the late Alan Rickman.

But what is the message behind the movie? Alice thinks that by going back in time she is able to change the past to make the future better. WRONG! The only thing we can do with the past is learn from it to better our future choices. That's the moral to the story and life in general.

If you could go back in time, what would you change?


3 out of 5 Choc Tops


Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anna Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alan Rickman, Matt Lucas

Directed by:

James Bobin

#2016 #Disney #Adventure #Fantasy

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