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Review of “Alice through the Looking Glass


Hey, this is Rob from Long Island HVAC Repair (find them here at http://www.longislandhvacrepair.com) giving my take on the new Alice. Alice through the Looking Glass is Disney adventure movie directed by James Bobbin and written by Lewis Carroll. There are many other well-known characters in the cast from Lewis Carroll fantasy stories. In the story, Alice returns to the wonderful whimsical world of the underworld just in time to save the mad hatter.

The movie gives a spectacular look into the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ movie that was released in 2010. Most of the characters in the cast are the same that were in the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ movie with a few additions such as the Mad Hatter’s father, Zanik Hightopp and Time himself.

Alice followed her father’s footsteps in his doings and sailing in the high seas for several years. When she returns to London, she comes across a magical looking glass, which takes her back to the fantasyland of the underland. In the land, she meets her friends the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Absolem and the Mad Hatter who is not himself any more.

Alice finds the reason for the Hatter problem was that he lost his Muchness. Mirana (a friend of Hatter) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere which powers all time. (The chromosphere is a metallic globe that is kept in the chamber of the Grand Clock) When Alice returns to the past, she comes across different people, some of whom are friends and others enemies, at different stages of their lives. She tries to work hard to save the hatter before the time runs out. The journey is a perilous one. This movie is presented in various formats including Digital 3D, IMAX 3D and Real D 3D.

The quality of the movie is good but there are glaring mistakes in both the script and the presentation of the characters. First, the Red Queen is sideline in most of the plot as is the White Queen. When they are brought up together, their rivalry is brought up and movie ends without any resolution.

The plot of the story surrounds the happiness of Mad Hatter. However, he does not seem to play any significant role in the plot. He has one performance but still does not come out strongly. On the other hand, Alice is in all the scenes but most of which she does not play any role.

Overall, the movie is above average for family viewing. It could be better if the characters has some more life in them and looked happier. However, the movie writers have done a commendable job of moving from Lewis Carroll shadow. They do not seem to read every page of his books and make it into a movie.

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