"Winsome, Joyful Fantasy Adventure"
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ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS is joyful, winsome and uplifting, with some amazing visuals. It has a compelling, well-structured story with a strong moral, redemptive worldview that media-wise families will like. The goal is to unite a family and bring forgiveness. There are also some positive uplifting themes of helping others, accomplishing great things and dreaming big. ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS has some scary elements that may frighten younger children. Also, some costumes are slightly over the top; so, MOVIEGUIDE® advises some caution for ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.
(BB, C, V, M) Strong moral worldview with some redemptive content and values, including a church-like structure, a prayer is said but to a person not to God, there are themes of forgiveness, family and helping others are stressed, and there’s a personification of Time that gives life and death; no foul language; some action violence featuring slightly scary characters includes falling down, there’s a storm with large waves, threats, and a dragon blows fire; no sex; no nudity; no alcohol; no smoking or drugs; and, some lying and greed by the villain.
In ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, Alice returns to Wonderland and embarks on a perilous race to help the Mad Hatter find his family before Time literally runs out. ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS is a joyful, winsome, uplifting movie with amazing visuals and a strong moral worldview, but parts of it may be scary for younger children.
The movie opens with Alice being able to captain a big ship in a storm and safely return home. Alice’s mother tells her the company where she works has changed, because the owner’s son, Hamish, has taken over the company. Alice goes to tell Hamish of another voyage she’d like to take, but he tells her he’s selling her ship to pay for the debt her mother owes him for her house. Distraught by the idea that she might not be able to captain a ship any more, Alice walks away and sees Absolem the Caterpillar, who guides her back to Wonderland.
Absolem brings Alice to the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat and Mirana, the White Queen. They tell Alice the Mad Hatter is in very bad shape. Depressed, Hatter is almost to the point of death. He believes his family is still out there, but he can’t find them. Begging Alice to find them, she says she will try, but doesn’t fully believe him. Mirana tells Alice that she must steal a device to go back in time to find out about Hatter’s family.
Time is personified by a grumpy character, the Lord of Time, who doesn’t want Alice to steal the device that can take her back in time to find Hatter’s family. If she steals the device, she may alter history.
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS is joyful, winsome and uplifting, with some amazing visuals. Clearly the main emphasis in this movie is to get the CGI looking good, which that was done. Some of the costuming seems a bit over the top, but the movie is meant to be a fantastic fairy tale.
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS has a compelling, well-structured story with a strong moral, redemptive worldview that media-wise families will like. The goal is to unite a family and bring forgiveness. There are also positive uplifting themes of helping others, accomplishing great things and dreaming big.
That said, some of the characters and situations may be a little scary for children, such as the grumpy Lord of Time and the evil Red Queen. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises some caution.