by Sheryl Wall
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Alice Through the Looking Glass is the sequel to the 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland starring Mia Wasikowska as Alice. Through the Looking Glass begins with Alice sailing her father’s ship, Wonder, as the captain through a storm. After a three-year journey on sea, she returns to London to her mother.
However, they get into an argument and Alice storms off into another room where she finds Absalom (the blue butterfly) and follows him through a mirror back to Underland ( known as Wonderland in the original book) where she reunites with her friends.
She is saddened to find out that Tarrant Hightop (played by Johnny Depp), also known as the Mad Hatter, is not well. No one believes him when he says he thinks his family is still alive and were not killed years ago by the Jabborwocky on Horunvendush Day as everyone originally believed. Alice finds out that the only person who could save Tarrant is herself by going back in time to find out what happened to his family. Alice must go to Time’s castle and use the Chronosphere to travel back in time. Only she can take on this task because she will not see herself in that time period, if you see yourself all of time will end.
Alice Through the Looking Glass is a unique story set after the Alice in Wonderland book has taken place. Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite books and I love the new story line that is brought to life with all of the characters from Wonderland. And the special effects are amazing especially if you see it in 3D. Alice often quotes my favorite line from the book, “Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Alice doesn’t care what others think and is willing to be herself despite what is considered proper for a lady back in her day. She is full of spunk and you just never know what she will do next.
I really like to see the friendship between Alice and The Mad Hatter unfold and how they will do anything for each other. I think it is interesting to see their past and learn more about several of the other characters in the story too, and to see how they became who they are now as adults.
Alice Through the Looking Glass is a must see for any Alice fans out there. It’s a great movie to kick off the summer.
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