Saturday, May 28, 2016

Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass

Six years ago, Disney gave us a live action rebirth of the legendary tale of Alice In Wonderland in collaboration with the eccentric Tim Burton. The rebirth sees a teenage Alice venturing through the fantasy world in search of her true destiny. Packed with imaginative cast of characters, the live action Alice in Wonderland was known to be one of the most fantastic family films at the start of this decade. Now, were in the mid-10's and at long last, a continuation to Alice's story is at hand.

Alice Through the Looking Glass

It's called Alice Through the Looking Glass and this film follows the same whimsical recipe as the 2010 Alice in Wonderland rebirth did and this time, it's about returning a big favor. Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Michael Sheen, Alan Rickman, and Stephen Fry, among many others are reprising their roles from the previous Alice in Wonderland film six years ago.

In this film, Alice returns to the Wonderland in order to save the Mad Hatter before it's too late. To do that, she has to find the Chronosphere, which allows her to turn back time. Venturing through the distant past, Alice meets up with her friends and enemies, new and old, at different timeframes and then set off to a race-against-time adventure to save the Hatter.

Compared to the 2010 rebirth of Alice in Wonderland, the Looking Glass delivers an all-original storyline while sticking true to the Wonderland fantasy the whole family would enjoy. Although, it may have a rough start, this film keeps wowing viewers with some eye-popping visuals that adds some color and zest to the once remarkable storyline we are familiar with. While the Looking Glass may be one of the most captivating family movies to watch before summer kicks in, I am fully aware that there are some people may call this film to be cute, as are the characters in the film. Well, they already saw the 2010 rebirth of Alice in Wonderland so they are fully familiar with the characters in this new chapter of Alice's tale but for those who never saw the rebirth, then it's okay. There's nothing meaningless about the film even if you never watched the first one but if you're here for the story, best to view the original first before jumping in to the latest story. Here for the story of just for the fun of it, the Looking Glass is just one of the main reasons why the collaboration between Disney and Tim Burton looks colorful and tasteful in the eyes of moviegoers.

My rating: 4.3 out of 5.

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