Here’s the premise: Returning from an adventure as the Captain on her father’s boat, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) finds her life is about to be turned upside down. As Alice faces the hardship of her life, she discovers a way back into Underland through a mirror. As Alice returns to the magical world of Underland, she finds the Hatter (Johnny Depp) in a horrible state. With the help of her friends, Alice must travel through time to save the Mad Hatter and Underland’s fate from the evil clutches of the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) and a clock like creature, known as Time (Sacha Baron Cohen).
Just like the 2010 film, this is a very visually stunning film, the CGI, the colors, the costumes all work so well together. Alice in Wonderland has always been one of my favorite books, and Burton and now Bobin made the pages of Wonderland come to life so that we can all experience what Alice saw. The whole gang is back again and do a marvelous job (although I would like to have seen more of Depp in the film) and the addition of Sacha Baron Cohen as Time was awesome, his comedic addition was timely and amazing to watch (puns intended.) Speaking of, being a fan of puns, I especially loved the section of the movie where a younger Hatter is using Time for humor and making puns like acting like Time has wings and saying he loves to see Time fly.
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS should be on your list during this Memorial holiday to take your kids to, you won’t regret it.