Alice Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to Alice in Wonderland (2010), is now in theatres!
This week I attended an advance screening of Alice Through the Looking Glass, starring Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp. I brought my daughter, who loved Alice in Wonderland, starring the same cast (which I hadn’t seen yet). Following the movie, everyone was invited to enjoy some mini cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes. There were four flavors to choose from, each themed with a different character, and they were AMAZING. I had a marble Mad Hatter cake. I highly recommend cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes!
The movie was fabulous! It was certainly a visual spectacle, with impressive effects and fun characters like Time, played by Sacha Baron Cohen. I wish I had seen the first movie as the characters would have made sense to me, but I still enjoyed it. The story was a little above my daughter’s head at times, though it had nothing I found inappropriate for her age. The only scary thing for kids might be some characters in Time’s lair that morph into larger creatures that can be a bit frightening for kids, so for those reasons I don’t recommend it at least for kids under age 6.
Here’s the story:
In this new adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.
Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska) has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit (Sheen), Absolem (Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Fry) and the Mad Hatter (Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out.
I saw some similarities to Disney’s Frozen – namely with the sisters and a scene at the end. Otherwise, it was a great family film with some familiarity, some twists, and plenty of Disney magic.
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ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS opens in theaters everywhere on May 27th!