A shameful attempt at a sequel.


Alice Through the Looking Glass is a film about Alice returning to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.

All I could say that I was totally and utterly bored. Johnny Depp hasn’t done a good film since Finding Neverland. His draw as an actor is slowly dwindling and nothing more than a shell of what he used to be. Black Mass was good but not redeeming enough for him and Alice Through the Looking Glass settled him more into the swallowing pit box office bombs and films that he’s been apart of that have failed to really gain any sort of critical acclaim.

And not to mention his whole “sneaking his whole dog into Australia” debacle that he STILL can’t get over is a bit ridiculous and don’t even get me started on that because I certainly have some heated opinions about it (including that he is still a regular human being, no matter his status, and he broke the law and Jimmy Kimmel – thank you for calling Australian’s “dumb” on television, it really shows how mature you are).

Either way, it’s just a shame in the wake of the Hunger Game franchise concluding, there hasn’t really been any films with a female lead that has been that strong or well written not just in her character but in the overall sense. The actors did what they could within the script but by no means was this an excuse for the film as a whole to be so poor.

It isn’t the worst movie that I’ve seen this year but its pretty bad. Not atrocious but its down there with the worst of them and because of that, it makes the original Tim Burton helmed film look so much better than it originally was. There’s nothing that makes you want to care about this film AT ALL and it’s attempts to “weave” a time-traveling story like that of X-Men’s Days of Future Past, Looper, or even About Time all accomplished the rules of time-travel within their universes well enough for it all to make proper sense while Alice Through the Looking Glass seemed to get a little lost along the way.

In all honestly, it’s really just not worth it at all.

Film-O-Meter: 2/10.


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