Alice Through the Looking Glass is now in theaters everywhere! I was fortunate enough to see the movie twice in the past week, and I’m excited to share with you my spoiler-free Alice Through the Looking Glass review now.
I was invited on a press trip to attend the red carpet premiere of Alice Through the Looking Glass. Travel, accommodations, and activities were provided by Disney but all thoughts are my own. Affiliate links are used within the post. All photos are courtesy of Disney.
Here are 10 reasons that you’re going to love Alice Through the looking Glass.
1. If you love Alice in Wonderland, you’ll love Alice Through the Looking Glass. Fans will not be disappointed.
2. If you didn’t love Alice in Wonderland, you will like Alice Through the Looking Glass. Maybe you didn’t quite “get” Alice in Wonderland. I understand. The nice thing about Alice Through the Looking Glass is that (in my opinion) the story line is much easier to follow. There is less nonsense and more logic, all while staying true to the Alice in Wonderland whimsical, silly style.
3. My favorite message from Alice Through the Looking Glass is that you can’t change the past, but you can learn from it. What a great message for all of us to remember! How often do we look back and wish we could change something that happened. You don’t need TIME to tell you that changing the past is futile.
“You cannot change the past but I daresay you can learn something from it.” – Time
4. The messages in Alice Through the Looking Glass can be appreciated by all ages – children through adults. There are levels of understanding in the Alice Through the Looking Glass story that make it perfect for all ages. I wouldn’t label it a kids movie OR an adult movie. It’s a family movie. Great for everyone!
5. Alice Through the Looking Glass deals with several different family relationships – Mother-Daughter, Father-Son, and Sister-Sister. The relationships are each unique, but they are each able to come to a sort of resolution. I love that family is important and working out problems together is valued!
“I never said sorry when I had the chance.” – The Mad Hatter
6. Alice Through the Looking Glass is all about female empowerment. I love that Alice is a strong heroine in this movie. She has learned who she is and she loves who she is…and she doesn’t care what other people think.
7. Time is a gift. Alice Through the Looking Glass reminds us to appreciate the time have with our family and friends. Time is a main theme throughout the movie and leaves you with a lot to ponder!
8. The movie is full of hilarious one-liners! Don’t even get me started. I brought a notebook into the theater when I saw it the 2nd time just so I could write down a few of my favorite quotes. One of my favorites:
“The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible” – Alice Kingsleigh
9. There is not really a bad guy in the movie. Time is an obstacle but he’s not evil. Even the Red Queen is seen as a character with real emotions. I love learning a little about her back story and understanding why she is the way she is. “Time is many things but he isn’t money. Nor is he our enemy.” – Alice Kingsleigh
10. It is a fun, light-hearted movie that is safe for the whole family (no language, no sex, no violence).
About Alice Through the Looking Glass
In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. We are also introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.
Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska) has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit (Sheen), Absolem (Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Fry) and the Mad Hatter (Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out.
Presented in Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” in in theaters NOW!
Be sure to head to the theaters this weekend to see Mia Wasikowska in Alice Through the Looking Glass, opening everywhere on May 27, 2016!
To read more about my Alice Through the Looking Glass experience, see my other posts:
- Interview with Mia Wasikovska (Alice Kingsleigh)
- Alice Through the Looking Glass Red Carpet Experience
- Alice Through the Looking Glass Activity Pages and Coloring Sheets
- My announcement post!
More coming soon!
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