Friday, 3 June 2016

Movie review - Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) / adventure, fantasy

Directed by James Bobin
Produced by Tim Burton, Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd
Written by Linda Woolverton
Based on Characters by Lewis Carroll
Starring: Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Rhys Ifans, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall
Trailer: click.

Visually stunning but average.

Alice Through the Looking Glass is visually impressive and worth watching just because of that. Also kudos to cinematography, costume, makeup and sound. And performance from Sacha Baron Cohen as Time was terrific (Johnny, Mia and others were also good) BUT... film really should include more of the beloved characters from the first movie. Even bigger issue is that the movie is emotionally empty. You can't love it or hate it. I now it's also for kids but that way it's also too mellow on many occasions. And it lacks fun and enchanting scenes. Still solid enjoyable fantasy entertainment! 3/5

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