Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Alice Through The Looking Glass

Disney presents the spectacular live adventure Alice Through the Looking Glass. The all-star cast from the 2010 blockbuster is back with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter who’s desperately searching for his family; Anne Hathaway as Mirana, the kind, mild-mannered White Queen; Helena Bonham Carter as Iracebeth, the short-tempered, big-headed Red Queen; and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, the heroine at the heart of the story. Sacha Baron Cohen joins the ensemble as Time, a magical being that is part human, part clock, and the late Alan Rickman—to whom the film is dedicated—is the voice of Absolem, the blue Monarch butterfly who metamorphosed from the blue caterpillar “Alice in Wonderland.” Bring the journey home October 18th on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere.

My Thoughts

So often sequels don't live up to  the original, but that's never the case when Johnny Depp in involved, and especially not in Alice: Through the Looking Glass.  In this movie, Alice finds herself back in the magical world of Wonderland after she steps through the looking glass. There are definitely a few twists on the original, like that Alice is all grown up and a captain now. We also get a glimpse into the back stories of the characters in Wonderland and get to see them as children. However, the one thing that stays true to the original book is the magic and the wonder that leaves you on the edge of your seat.

I loved this movie, and know I will be watching it over and over again, just like the first.  Like the books that inspired them, these are films that are sure to delight fans for generations to come. The all star cast including Ann Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter (who is always awesome behind Johnny) are also a plus. The special effects really make this movie a true masterpiece. I would recommend this film to anyone, but especially to lovers of magic and fantasy.