Movie Night: Alice Through the Looking Glass.

AliceThroughLookingGlassIMBd Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2567026/

Rating: PG

Tagline: This spring, it’s time for a little madness.

Synopsis:  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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Review:  It’s often said that a sequel is not as good as the original. Sometimes, in the case of John Wick 2, that doesn’t hold true, but I’m afraid it might for this sequel. Sequels are funny things. They have so much hype to live up to, and if it doesn’t meet the expectations of the audience, it can ruin any chance for a redemption.

We really liked Alice in Wonderland. It was rich and full of colour and craziness, and though it was NOTHING like the book, I thought it did well in staying true to tone. I had a friend of mine tell me that it was a typical Tim Burton movie; just full of weirdness and Johnny Depp. While this movie does keep that feeling, the plot felt a little flat. That might be the reason why it didn’t pan well with audiences. I can understand the frustration of trying to put together a story from something so scattered as the second book, and its attempt to understand the reason behind the quarrel between the white and red queens, dragging in the past of the Mad Hatter and having it all connected, lost me a few times, but to be honest, I don’t think you could make a movie based on the book.

If anything, it was a visually beautiful and if you love Tim Burton, then add this to your collection.

 

3 out of 5

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About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

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