This is one of the best movies I’ve seen this year. Alice Through The Looking Glass is a fantasy adventure film based on Carroll’s book Through The looking Glass.
We all know the story about Alice in Wonderland: this is the sequel.
The combo Johnny Depp – Tim Burrton is as always outstanding, and the addition of great actors like Matt Lucas, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter makes the film even better.
This time, Alice comes across a magical looking glass that takes her back to Wonderland. Here she finds her good friend the Mad Hatter that is acting madder than usual. He is sad because his family is missing after the Attack of the Jabberwocky and he wants to find them again. Alice talks with Time in order to help the Mad Hatter; she wants to go back in time to discover how things went, despite Time claims that it is not possible, and that you cannot change the past, only learn from it. I love how Time Is represented here, placed in a palace full of golden clocks hanging from the sky; every clock represents a human being.
Alice doesn’t accept what Time is saying to her, and she steals a thing called Chronosphere, that allows her to go back to the past. The girl will learn that some things just can’t be changed, and the personalities of the people we meet in the present are always forged from the experiences of the past: a troubled relationship between a boy and his father, the envy of a sister, but also the love and support of a family. All these topics are analyzed in this film, through beautiful metaphors and captivating stories.
Also, Alice has spent the past three years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas; that’s what really makes her happy. This is not what the society expects from a girl in the Nineteenth Century. But, at the end, she decides that she has the right to do whatever she wants in her life, and follow her dreams.
I absolutely love Johnny Depp’s interpretation of the Mad Hatter in this film and I think no one could play this role better than him.
At the end of the movie, when the Mad Hatter has to say goodbye to Alice, he says:
“In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams, that’s where you and I shall meet.”