A sequel movie of the 2010 Alice in Wonderland, I can’t stop myself to watch this movie and again give my thoughts on this.
Following the ending of Alice in Wonderland, Alice Kingsleigh has spent the past three years sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, he learnt that his ex-fiancé Hamish Ascot, has took over her family’s company and wanted her to sell her father’s ship in exchange for her family home. In refusal, Alice run through the garden and came across the now butterfly Absolem and returns to Underland through a mirror inside Ascot’s mansion. Alice was welcomed by her friends namely the White Queen, the White Rabbit, the Tweedles, the Dormouse, the March Hare, Bayard, and the Cheshire Cat. Then she was informed that Mad Hatter is in poor health as he misses his family whom was attacked by the Red Queen’s Jabberwocky. In her willingness to help the Mad Hatter, Alice will try to convince Time to save Mad Hatter’s family. The movie continue with her fantasy adventure of searching and trying to alter the past of Mad Hatter’s family and eventually save them from the attack of the Jabberwocky.
Similar to my previous observation regarding Alice in Wonderland, the sequel movie: Alice Through the Looking Glass expectedly has an excellent visual effects and extraordinary costume designs. Johnny Depp who still portrays as the Mad Hatter is really admirable and was indeed an excellent actor. Though, at some point I found it exaggeratedly performed. The movie plot mostly focuses on Alice’s unceasing efforts to find the exact time to alter the past of Hatter family. It does include a flashback of Mad Hatter’s past and a little explanation of the origin of conflicts between the White & Red Queen. Linda Woolverton tried to squeeze in all the details in one plot making some scene very confusing and a little bit off from the book. There was too much information on the plot that I can no longer get along with the movie and found myself lost while watching the movie. Nevertheless, the ending and moral lesson of the movie is same to what the book of Lewis Carroll: Through the Looking glass would like us to ponder. Friendship and family are indeed our best treasures in the world. We might get all the material things as we grow old, but nothing can replace our love ones. Just like Mad Hatter, there will come a time where we will truly miss our own family even if in time we have created a different one. The movie also taught us about forgiveness, loyalty and honestly which can be consider as core foundation in building a strong relationship either be in within our family or dealing with other people. The movie is a must watch especially for teenagers to remind us the good values this movie is offering.