What is Alice Through The Looking Glass all about?

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Alice and crew get together again for more fantastical adventures in Alice Through The Looking Glass and end up tangling with Time itself.

Get the lowdown in this brief preview and see how it compares to 2010’s box office smash Alice In Wonderland.

Who’s in it and what’s it about

Mia Wasikowska returns as the adventurous Alice of Lewis Carroll’s novels and, in this case, the 1871 sequel to Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, which itself was adapted as 2010’s Alice In Wonderland.

She’s joined by Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter who persuades her that things are not quite right in Wonderland – in fact, they’re going very wrong – and so she has to deal with Time itself, or himself rather, as played by franchise newcomer Sacha Baron Cohen.

Helena Bonham-Carter is also back as the Red Queen, as is Anne Hathaway, the White Queen, Matt Lucas as both Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat and Alan Rickman in his last performance for film as Absolem the Caterpillar.

Who’s behind it

Linda Woolverton, who wrote 1991’s version of Beauty And The Beast for Disney, and went on to provide treatments for The Lion King, 2010’s Alice In Wonderland, and Maleficent, wrote the screenplay for Alice Through The Looking Glass.

Director James Bobin is new to the series but helmed The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted after working in TV, most notably on comedy series such as Flight Of The Conchords and Baron Cohen’s Da Ali G Show.

Is it any good

Early reviews peg Alice Through The Looking Glass at a 39% average score on Metacritic, derived from 16 critics.

Taking in 37 reviews, Rotten Tomatoes comes out with a 43% approval rating.

For comparison, 2010’s Alice In Wonderland earned US$1bil (RM4.1bil) at the worldwide box office and scored 53% on Metacritic, 52% on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 6.5/10 average user score on IMDb. – AFP Relaxnews

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