Review: Alice through the looking glass

Director: James Bobin

Writers: Linda Woolverton (screenplay), Lewis Carroll (books)

Actors: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Sacha Baron Cohen

I love fantasies movies. Stories of other worlds and travel to such wonders and the imaginations to endless possibilities. The beauty of being human is the ability to dream.

The film is star studded with Sacha Baron Cohen playing as Time and from his previous dramatic characters in movies such as Bruno, Borat, the dictator and in the recent movie the brothers grimsby. You know he will give a worthwhile performance despite the restrictions that come with this characterJohnny Depp reminds us why he is good with make up and taking up many faces as he continues with his role as the Mad Hatter in which he is phenomenal in.
Based on the original story of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, its remakes have been a hit in the box office time and time again in 1951, 1991 and 2010. I have never really been a fan of the story myself but this grown up version is quite a good twist to the tale. Alice through the looking glass sticks with characters we all love, adore and hate in the book and of course there is  Lewis’ compulsive need to break grammer with his famous quote, “Curiouser Curiouser.”
The story presumably takes place years after Alice’s adventures in Wonderland and she has grown up to be an adventurer following in the footsteps of her Father. The passing of her father makes her the captain of his ship, with the opening scene in the movie having her masterfully evading pirates through some reefs in a death defying, Fast and the furious stunt, but with a huge ship. This adventure in Wonderland begins when she is lured back to Wonderland in order to help with the Mad hatters obsession with his long lost family which is making him ill. The reality waiting back home is not pleasant either as her mother is not doing financially well while doctors are under the impression that she is mentally unstable with Female Hysteria. She has to simultaneously solve both problems in both the worlds that she loves.

The story is unpredictable, it is interesting, the scripting is particularly interesting and the small inventions and designs that make Wonderland what is are maintained making sure your connection to the story is not lost. It’s IMDb rating is 6.4 which i honestly think is downplaying how good the movie is. Little TV rating is 7.1


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