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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hatter Tarrant Hightopp
... Alice Kingsleigh
... Iracebeth
... Mirana
... Time
... Zanik Hightopp
... Tweedledee / Tweedledum
... Helen Kingsleigh
... Hamish
... Lady Ascot
... Dr. Addison Bennet
... King Oleron
... James Harcourt
... Absolem (voice)
... 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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27 May 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alice in Wonderland 2  »

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Box Office

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$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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Trivia

Third time Frances de la Tour starred in a live-action Disney fantasy movie, the first one being Alice in Wonderland (2010), and the second one being Into the Woods (2014). See more »

Goofs

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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Read the book
8 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

The Book "Through the Looking Glass," like it's predecessor, "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland," is a charming and witty piece of nineteenth century political satire which is based on a chess game (unlike it's predecessor, which is based upon a card game). But like it's predecessor, it works both as satire (for adults) and fantastic adventure (for children).

Both books were written for the Alice Liddle, a young girl at the time and friend of author Lewis Carroll, a childless clergyman and mathematician.

The original Disney animated film combined the books much more accurately and never went so far over the top as to lose the essential spirit of the originals. Even the political satire was still present, though dulled by time and overwhelmed by the magic of animation.

However, this film and it's predecessor concentrate almost exclusively on eye-popping visuals and fantastic everything, losing sight of the political satire altogether. Plus, the absurd shipboard wrapper to the basic story is totally unnecessary and misleading. Apparently, two screenplays were mashed together in an awkward and contrived effort to reinvent the story for today's audiences.

Why? Obviously, to showcase the (admittedly) extraordinary computer graphics and special effects skills Hollywood currently has at its disposal. And give the actors another chance to dress funny, wear weird makeup, and act crazy. The original story is fantastic, agreed, but it is a lot more than that. Both of these new interpretations stop at the fantastic and miss all the rest. Turn the sound off and ignore the naval wrapper, try to forget the original books, and this film can be enjoyed as a visual feast. It might help to get high first. Otherwise, you may wonder if anyone was actually in charge. Maybe everyone was in charge!

You more serious viewers, try watching Disney's animated "Alice In Wonderland" from 1951 and Jim Henson's "Labyrinth."

In the world of traditional art, one basic rule of thumb is "Less Is More." Here, we get, as with so many of today's special effects driven films, "More Is Less."


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