While I know that the last several years have been the years of the reboots, I can’t go without saying, that there are several of them that I am just here for. Like Alice in Wonderland, and now Alice Through the Looking Glass, which is set to come out May 27th. The creativeness and craziness of Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter is always entertaining. It’s also the very last movie role (voice) for our beloved Alan Rickman, and that just makes it worth going to in general.
Were you as scared of the Jabberwocky as I was? I remember the old movie and being a bit frightened, but mezmerized, and nostalgic about it. Ah, the memories. There is something about old time favorites being given a special polish, and making them a bit more entertaining for my children. I’m going to weigh the options and see if the littlest of the littles want to go and see it – if they can handle it, but showing them Alice in Wonderland before the release of Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Johnny Depp is such a favorite of mine. I love that he’s not afraid to take roles that are more colorful than others. He goes all out for them, and for two hours or so, you forget all of the things that you’re supposed to as you’re glued to the big screen. He puts so much into his characters, and you, well – *I* – seem to forget that under all of that makeup and costuming is a super reserved guy. I just can’t believe sometimes that the person I see in interviews is the same character from the movies he’s a part of.
The official summary of Alice Through the Looking Glass is as follows:
In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. “AliceThrough the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. We are also introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.
Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska) has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit (Sheen), Absolem (Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Fry) and the Mad Hatter (Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out. Presented in Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” opens in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016.
Will you be making time to see Alice Through the Looking Glass? If so, chime in and tell me what you’re looking forward to!