Alice Through the Looking Glass Review
Alice, Mad Hatter and co. are back with another exciting, high stake adventure with “Alice Through the Looking Glass” in theaters now.
Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to Wonderland after finding success in the real world as a ship's captain, only to discover that the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) is suffering from severe depression. Eager to help her friend, she steals a time-travel device called the Chrono sphere and journeys into the past in order to save the Hatter's family. Elsewhere, the deposed Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) also attempts to go back in time and heal old wounds. Anne Hathaway, Alan Rickman, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Michael Sheen co-star. James Bobin (The Muppets) directed this time around, taking over from Tim Burton (who helmed 2010's Alice in Wonderland).
Mia Wasikowska is great in title role, playing Alice with such heart and charisma that you just instantly fall in love her. Mia brings Alice’s sense of adventure, curiosity and love for things that are impossible to life in an amazing performance. Johnny Depp returns as the Mad Hatter, playing him with the same craziness and loveability as the first film, but with a little darker tone in the beginning of the film.
The rest of the cast was excellent as well.
Anne Hathaway is perfect as the White Queen and brings me back to her “Princess Diaries” day. Hathaway moves across the screen with such grace that she literally glides in each scene. Helen Bonham Carter is just annoyingly perfect as the Queen of Hearts and you just can’t help but lover her even with her annoying laugh and childlike behavior. New to the franchise is Sacha Baron Cohen, playing the role of time himself, and he may seem like a villain, he quickly surprises you in the end.
Special shout out to the amazingly talented Alan Rickman, who passed away before he could see the completed film, who returns as the caterpillar and just hearing his voice will make cry and miss him all over again. Time waits for no man, so go grab your friend who is as mad as a hatter and see ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass”.