Alice Through the Looking Glass is now playing in theatres everywhere. This visually stunning movie is a new modern classic featuring a fantastical and abstract twist on the literary work of the beloved absurdist author Lewis Carroll. The sequel to the 2010 Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass takes us through Alice's second adventure in Underland.
Australian actress Mia Wasikowska reprises her role as Alice Kingsleigh, the headstrong and independent Alice in this new adventure that both borrows from the source material of the movie's namesake while creating a fantasy adventure children and adults will both love. I can't wait to take my family to see the movie. Like any good fairytale, there are some great morals and messages in the movie. Here are 5 reasons to see Alice Through the Looking Glass this weekend.
Time is a brilliant new character and Sasha Baron Cohen steals the show
The introduction of Time as a critical character is brilliant and Sacha Baron Cohen is a genius. He plays the confident idiot that you just can't get enough of, providing a comic relief yet poignant messaging about how important it is to learn from our mistakes and from the past. You can't change the past, but you can learn from it, which is an integral theme throughout the movie.
The family theme
The movie has a core theme of relationships between family members. It looks at many relationships such as mother-daughter (Alice and her mother), father-son (the Mad Hatter and his father), sibling rivalry (Iracebeth and Mirana). It makes you recognize that your own relationship with your parents changes again as again as you grow older and as you go through different stages in your life and that you need to appreciate each moment with your family.
Strong, independent and headstrong women rock
Alice is a lead character, not a love interest, and a strong independent woman who will do what she wants, regardless of what others think. All women and girls should take a page out of Alice's playbook. Alice is a great role model. She heads back to Underland and leads the charge to save her truest friend, the Mad Hatter at all costs. If only people in the human world would be so noble as to do whatever it takes to help out their friends in need.
Tell the Truth
Telling the truth and honesty is something we all know is a must. We also know the truth not only has a way of setting us free, it also has a nasty way of spiraling when you lie and don't tell it. Alice Through the Looking Glass has some great messaging for children (and adults) and reminding them how important the truth really is.
Visually Stunning Underland
Alice Through the Looking Glass is visually stunning and will have you entertained and enthralled. You'll see characters old and new and be reminded why the original was so exciting and why you've missed Alice and all of Underland for the last 6 years. And if you're a huge Alan Rickman fan, you're heartstrings will tug just a little bit, too.
Read about the Red Carpet Premiere of Alice Through the Looking Glass
Read an interview with Mia Wasikowska and her role as Alice Kingsleigh
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS opens in theatres everywhere this Friday, May 27th.
I’ve been invited on an all expense paid trip to LA courtesy of Disney. As always, all opinions are my own.
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