ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS – Rated PG

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ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS ~ Rated PG – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

Starring Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway and Sasha Baron Cohen

As we venture 6 years from the last time we saw Alice (Mia Wasikowska) in her wonderland, she is now captain of her late father’s ship, having made her way as a seamen…

When she returns to harbor after many years away, it seems that her friends from beyond are in much need of her return, as her best friend, THE MAD HATTER (Johnny Depp), is in deep mourning for his family…

With a quick hop back to her favorite fantasy world, Alice finds the White Queen Mirana (Anne Hathaway), with wisdom she needs, as she must seek out Father Time (Sasha Baron Cohen), to undo what has already been done. But, as time ticks fastly by, can Alice save her dear friend, before its too late, or will the Red Queen Iracebeth (Helena Bonham Carter), finally have the last laugh???

I give ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS a rating between MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN and WAIT AND CATCH IT ON DVD ~ Having rated 2010’s film not quite so kindly, I was expecting more of the same with this new titled adventure. But, I found that I liked this sequal extremely more, than what was put out for us on the big screen by Disney before. From the storyline of new, to its inclusion of explanation of what transpired before, this Alice intrigued me much more pleasantly, for sure. Nare I say, Depp is perfect reprising his role, Waskikowska is too, as this Alice has more dimension in every way, shape and form. Plus hearing Alan Rickman on screen brought a tear to my eye too. But my negative reaction I must share, just the same, as I found Hathaway’s characterization of the White Queen just annoying…as it truly began to just plain ol’ bug me…but even with this little hick up in a few places, I still must suggest that if your family loves fantasy and 3D too, then you must grab them all up and make haste, to a theater near you. But if this genre isn’t your favorite, then you’ll be okay too, catching this film in the comfort of your own home later as well…

Kathy Kaiser