Movie Review: Alice Through The Looking Glass is an okay adventure

The film has excellent performances and good direction, but it lacks high points

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Movie Review: Alice Through The Looking Glass is an okay adventure

Her mother’s house and the ship, The Wonder, are now in danger of being usurped by Hamish Ascot (Leo Bill), whose father had earlier employed Alice as an apprentice.

Alice is now faced with the prospect of selling the ship and working in a menial position for Lord Ascot.

Just as Alice’s problems begin to escalate, she is once again driven into the magical world that she had helped free earlier.

Why has she been called in there this time? Watch the film to find that out.

Alice Through The Looking Glass has a fast-moving script with fantasy elements that will keep the audience interested for a while – but that’s about it.

The action sequences are good enough and add to the entertainment value of the film. While the first film in the franchise, Alice In Wonderland (2010), succeeded in confirming Alice as a feminist icon, this instalment goes all out on that concept.

The Victorian patriarchy that Alice fight against, blends well with the fantasy/adventure aspects of the script.

Talking about the performances, Mia is excellent as Alice. Sasha Baron Cohen, must say, is entertaining as Time. Though Anne Hathaway as the White Queen only has a cameo, she does justice to whatever screen time she has.

The stars of the crowd are Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter and Helena Bonham Carter as The Red Queen.

Director James Bobin knows his stars when he sees them and his camera angles are proof of that. He captures each of their intricate mannerisms, which adds layers to their character.

In a nutshell, Alice Through The Looking Glass boasts excellent performances and good direction, but what makes the film ‘just watchable’ is the fact that it doesn’t peak.

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