Star Cast: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Masikowska and Lindsay Duncan.
Director: James Bobin
Producer: Tim Burton, Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd
Claps for: Johnny Depp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Direction and Visual Effects
Slaps for: Predictable storyline and Lazy screenplay
What’s New: Nothing
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Plot: It’s time for Alice to get back to the Underland. But upon her return, she is welcomed by a different side of Hatter- a man filled with regret and loneliness, who thinks his family is not dead but has no means to find out the truth. His only hope is Alice.
Alice then takes it up to go back in time, using ‘Time’s Chronosphere. Her repeated attempts to change the past fail, only to make her understand that she can only learn from the past- not change it.
Performances: The movie belongs to Johnny Depp! He is wonderful and adorable as the Mad Hatter. While the first installment had him play a funny and happy-go-lucky character, this flick makes sure he is not just restricted to providing laughter and also has an array of emotions to display!
Mia Masikowska is good and plays ‘Alice’ just the way she did six years back! Both Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter are a delight to watch as they reprise their characters of the White Queen and Red Queen, respectively, with perfection and pinch of animated humour.
Sacha Baron Cohen is impressive as Time.
Direction: It is James Bobin’s direction which holds the movie firmly, not letting it fall to the ground, despite a not-so-pleasing screenplay and predictable storyline!
The movie has its share of nice moments that make it a fun watch- be it the chase between Alice and Time amidst the waves to time, Hatter and Alice’s conversations, or the ‘Time’ jokes.
Like always, the movie completely depends of CGI effects, and is not let down!
Overall, the movie has nothing new to offer but it is an entertaining one-time-watch.
Combo-On-Offer: Humour + Drama + VFX
Verdict: We give ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ SLAPS as it wastes Johnny Depp’s talent and fails to offer something new or even make the content of time-travel an interesting watch!