Alice Through the Looking Glass 3D

Alice Through the Looking Glass 3D

Alice Through the Looking Glass 3D

Following 2010’s Alice in Wonderland from Tim Burton, this sequel sees Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returning to the world of Underland to travel back in time to save the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp). Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway return, starring alongside new faces Rhys Ifans as the Mad Hatter’s father and Sacha Baron Cohen as Time himself. From the director of 2011’s The Muppets (and much of TV's Flight of the Conchords).

Alice Kingsleigh 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 (Michael Sheen), Absolem (Alan Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry) and the Mad Hatter, 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.

2016Rating: PG, Some scenes may scare very young children112 minsUSA
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Alice Through the Looking Glass 3D / Reviews

Variety

Variety

The problem with “Alice” is its lack of narrative imagination.

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Total Film

Total Film

Bobin’s attempt to fill Tim Burton’s shoes generates a lively but ersatz sequel that only truly ticks when Baron Cohen and Bonham Carter are around.

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Time Out

Time Out

The film’s pace barely leaves you time to think – blink and you’ll lose the plot.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The studio has managed to deliver a follow-up that’s even weaker than its predecessor.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Struggles to infuse make-believe with emotion.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

There is a pleasurable zip and zing to Through the Looking Glass that marks it out as fine escapist fare for children.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

There are just too many things going on.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

For better or worse, Looking Glass loses none of the first film’s muchness...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

While this is a better film than the first, that was a low bar to reach.

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