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Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

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Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to help the Mad Hatter.

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James Bobin

Writers:

Linda Woolverton (screenplay), Lewis Carroll (books)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Hatter Tarrant Hightopp
Mia Wasikowska ... Alice Kingsleigh
Helena Bonham Carter ... Iracebeth
Anne Hathaway ... Mirana
Sacha Baron Cohen ... Time
Rhys Ifans ... Zanik Hightopp
Matt Lucas ... Tweedledee / Tweedledum
Lindsay Duncan ... Helen Kingsleigh
Leo Bill ... Hamish
Geraldine James ... Lady Ascot
Andrew Scott ... Dr. Addison Bennet
Richard Armitage ... King Oleron
Ed Speleers ... James Harcourt
Alan Rickman ... Absolem (voice)
Timothy Spall ... Bayard (voice)
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Storyline

Alice returns to the magical world of Underland, only to find the Hatter in a horrible state. With the help of her friends, Alice must travel through time to save the Mad Hatter and Underland's fate from the evil clutches of the Red Queen and a clock like creature, known as Time. Written by Ghostface

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Rated PG for fantasy action/peril and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Into the Looking Glass See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,112,000, 29 May 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$77,042,381

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$299,455,833
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The chess board (on both sides of the looking glass) is set up incorrectly, with a dark square at lower right rather than a light square. See more »

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13 January 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska) is captaining her father's ship, The Wonder, escaping Malay pirates. She's a year late returning to London. Her father had died and her ruthless ex-fiancé Hamish Ascot has taken over. Her mother sold the family's shares. Hamish threatens to take The Wonder. Alice follows Absolem through the Looking Glass onto the other side. The Hatter (Johnny Depp) has gone darker and madder. He is haunted by memories of his family lost to the Jabberwocky. She has to get the Chronosphere from the hands of Time (Sacha Baron Cohen) and return to the past to save Hatter's family.

Director James Bobin retrieves Tim Burton's wonderful visual excessiveness to churn out another Alice movie. Burton's movie is a jumbled sequel to Lewis Carroll's work whereas this one reinterprets it completely. The first one is no masterpiece of storytelling but at least, it has the fun of new invention of imagery. This one is no longer so new. Wasikowska's spunky innocence has turned into full fledged defiance against old-timey sexism. I actually like the attempt to find the origins of the sisters' rivalry but I don't like the execution. Sacha Baron Cohen's Time would probably work better as a supporting character. He's neither villain nor hero. Alice is more reckless than heroic. It needs more Red Queen's villainy to give Alice more heroism. The story needs more heart and gets washed out by its CGI action overload. There is an attempt here but it is unable to be good.


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