Alice has grown up. She has found her way in life by becoming a ship’s captain, but quite suddenly the ship is sold by her mother to help pay debts and her life’s plan if thrown off course. Heartbroken, she walks through a looking glass after following the Caterpillar, who has since turned into a butterfly (Alan Rickman).
Once back in Wonderland her old friends tell her of a deep sadness that has been tugging at the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp): the fact that his “dead” family may still be alive. She then goes on a journey to help find Hatters parents, who, supposedly, were killed by the Jabberwocky. After meddling with time and encountering many things from Wonderland’s past as the movie comes to an end, will she be able to part with her childhood and Wonderland? For many of us, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, encompasses our childhood.
From the Mad Hatter to the Queen of Hearts and the White Rabbit, the absurdity is the beauty of what makes Alice in Wonderland such a unique spectacle. Alice Through the Looking Glass, has to be one of the most spectacular movies that has come out in a while. With director, Tim Burton, and actors Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Alan Rickman, the actors and director were able to bring the pages and words of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, truly to life. With breathtaking special effects, Tim Burton’s unique directing style is evident throughout the whole movie.
The acting was a major component in cultivating the story into reality and these well-known actors did a fantastic job bringing the characters to fruition. One thing to keep in mind, is that though this movie is PG, there are extremely dark elements in the story and I would suggest that kids seven years old and older should watch it. All in all, I highly reccomend, Alice Through the Looking Glass.