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2016-06-18

Alice Through The Looking Glass

 If you could turn back time, what would you possibly do? Would you try to change the past or make up for what was damaged and seek for forgiveness? And the saying goes from the film by Time (Sacha Baron Cohen) : You cannot chnage the past. It always was. It always will be. Altough I dare say, you might learn something from it. And also you may wonder why the relationship in between the two princess (Helena Bonham Carter & Anne Hathaway) went sour and now the secret is finally unveiled. In Disney’s <Alice Through the Looking Glass>, this film is an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to the whimsical world of Underland to save her friend the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp). Directed by James Bobin, who brings a unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll.


<Alice Through the Looking Glass> reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas and Helena Bonham Carter and introduces new characters played by Rhys Ifans and Sacha Baron Cohen. Also back are the talented voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Barbara Windsor and Paul Whitehouse, who are joined by Matt Vogel.


Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” captivated readers around the world when it was first published in 1865. Set in a curious world full of unusual characters, the book changed the landscape of children’s literature. The release of “Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There” six years later further solidified Carroll’s reputation as one of the world’s most prolific authors and now brought it to the big screen.


For years the producers of "Alice in Wonderland" talked of a second film, but knew one thing for certain: the film would not be s straight adaptation of Carrol's second book."The ‘Looking Glass’ book is essentially a bunch of random and bizarre episodes from Carroll’s life which don’t bear any relation to one other,” explains Producer Suzanne Todd (the "Austin Powers" films, "Momento," "Across The Universe") that they had discussions about what would be interesting thematically and what they wanted the story to convey.


Linda Woolverton ("Beauty and the Beast," "The Lion King") had been working on a follow-up to her "Alice in Wonderland" screenplay, and soon delivered a clever script which continued the adventures of Carrols's vibrant characters and infused them with imagination and heart. Suzanne Todd explains, “Linda had written a new story told through the prism of the book about the characters and what had happened since we last saw them, as well as what happened to them in the past, and  everyone loved it.”


Despite seeing a less darker side of most characters,Tim Burton’s role on <Alice Through the Looking Glass> was producing. He explains, “As a producer you’re there to support the director in whatever way you can, but you are still just as passionate about the project. I really liked James from the moment we met, he’s smart, enthusiastic and full of energy and he had a clear vision as to where he wanted to go with the story and characters, which was nice, as we needed a director who could keep the film similar in look and tone, but who could also approach the story from a different perspective, and that’s a tough balance to get right.” This film is rather entertaining and rich with the new add-on characters that bring even more life and emotions to the audience. Fasten your seat-belts and go along with the fun ride in the next 113 minutes.


Opens Citywide: 16th June 2016
Review:4/5