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Alice Through The Looking Glass – available now on Virgin Movies

Alice Through The Looking Glass – available now on Virgin Movies

03/10/2016Movies

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Are you ready to return to Wonderland?  Alice and her crazy pals are back in Alice Through The Looking Glass, available now on Virgin Movies.  Finding herself back in the fantastical world she left behind at the end of Alice in Wonderland, Alice is given a mission. The Hatter (Johnny Depp) has lost his muchness and needs help before it’s too late. Alice must travel back in time to come to the Hatter’s rescue and along the way she bumps into many of her old friends at different stages of their lives.

There’s a new enemy to contend with, Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen) and as the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen) knows, it simply won’t do to be late! The dangerous journey is fraught with peril, but Alice is determined and steely, and with a little help from her friends, she might just save the Hatter.

Based on Lewis Carroll’s treasured stories, Alice Through the Looking Glass is set in a world where anything and everything is possible. This is a sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 film, Alice in Wonderland. This time Tim Burton returns as Producer, with James Bobin (The Muppets) stepping in to direct.

 

What do we think?

Alice Through the Looking Glass is a visually spectacular adventure with bizarre and magical surprises at every turn. It’s pure escapism – a feast for the eyes and for the imagination.

The starry cast of Alice in Wonderland are reunited, including Johnny Depp as the Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as The Red Queen, Anne Hathaway as The White Queen and Mia Wasikowska as Alice. Alongside old friends, Alice encounters a host of new characters during her adventure, including Sacha Baron Cohen on scene-stealing form as Time. The casting for this film is ingenious, Lewis Carroll’s wonderful creations are brought to life perfectly by actors at the top of their game.

Director James Bobin does a great job of making the story buoyant and fresh for modern audiences, whilst respectfully honouring Lewis Carroll’s vision. The film is packed with humour, madcap antics and unforgettable characters, it’s a treat for viewers of all ages and totally transports you to a bonkers, upside down world where nothing is as it seems. 

Alice discovers there’s something the matter with The Hatter (Johnny Depp)

Alice discovers there’s something the matter with The Hatter (Johnny Depp)

Alice Through The Looking Glass trivia

-          Sadly, Alan Rickman passed away a few months before the film was released. He reprises his role as Absolem, a caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland who has transformed into a butterfly in Alice Through the Looking Glass. The film is dedicated to his memory.

-          Tim Burton produced this film, making it his ninth collaboration with Johnny Depp.

-          Rhys Ifans plays the Hatter’s father, but he is in fact four years younger than Johnny Depp.

-          This is the first film Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter have worked on together since announcing their breakup.
 

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