I was fortunate enough to preview Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass on Tuesday night, so I’ll add a no-spoiler little review here before my previous informational post about the movie.
Disney’s Alice Movie Review
Open up your imagination and let it soar – as you should when seeing any movie directed by Tim Burton. What a journey you’ll take through the looking glass as Alice revisits all her (and our) favorite friends from Wonderland.
I admit I’m partial to the Red Queen, Iracebeth, played by one of my favorite actresses of all time Helena Bonham Carter.
I’ve loved her since 1986 when I saw her in Lady Jane. If you see this movie, then you’ll know you should not judge me harshly for loving the Red Queen as lots of history is revealed giving us new insights into the early lives of the 2 princess sisters, Iracebeth and Mirana (played by Anne Hathaway).
There’s also plenty of drama, history and answers surrounding the Madd Hatter Tarrant Hightop’s (played by Johnny Depp of course) family history.
The scenery is gorgeous as well as the costumes and makeup, there’s plenty of action sequences too – some made me think of Transformers and some “flight” scenes reminded me of space scenes seen in Star Wars.
Alright, I’m going to stop here so as not to give too much away….but before I go look at this fabulous lady again!!!
Please let me know if you go see this movie and your thoughts.
Stay through the end so you can hear this fabulous movie song sung by P!nk!
AND, as a little bonus, if you want to get yourself and I suppose your kids ready, here’s a link to some fun activity sheets (coloring, etc.) to enjoy before heading to the theatre on May 27th!
Another bonus, here are some recent clips shared from the film:
For even more details, see my previous informational post below!!
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 (who is just so fabulous and will always be loved by me for being “Edward Scissorhands!“), Anne Hathaway (if “The Devil Wears Prada” is not one of my most favorite films and if I have not seen it about 200 times, then my name is not Jen) Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter (who is the most FABULOUS actress who wears – in my opinion – the most fabulous clothing! AND if she wasn’t already amazing, she was in “HARRY POTTER” – though “Lady Jane” and “Howard’s End” are among my most favorites!) along with the voices of Alan Rickman (serious tears!), 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 – reason to see this movie alone!!!), 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.
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ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (In Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D) on May 27, 2016!
AND here’ the fabulous trailer for you to view:
Truly looking forward to this movie – my motto “Disney is just not for kids!”
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