While in LA this week for the “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, I had the opportunity to screen the new movie! Being able to write this “Alice Though the Looking Glass” review makes me excited to share the wonder, magic, and life lessons that are taught in the film. There are so many good Alice Through the Looking Glass quotes that it made my heart flutter (pun intended).
Learning from a great story is always important when I am choosing films that I like. They have to resonate with me, they have to be relatable, and I want them to have a good message so that when my kids get to watch the movie we can have a fun discussion.
In the movie, Alice explores on a journey through Time, to try to save the Mad Hatter’s family, which he loves so dearly. You see a main story and some sub stories in the film that focus on the relationship with Time, parents, siblings, and friendships. Through these different relationships, this is where Disney did an amazing job and creating these great themes of the film.
Alice Through The Looking Glass Review & Life Lessons
Time: The movie teaches that time is a gift. Time is the newest character in the movie. Alice says, “Time is a gift. Every minute. Every second.” Time should be spent in our life on things that are meaningful. Although people look at the passing of time to be sad they are experiences that we have created. We should try to make good decisions because the decisions we make affect our future.
Family: You only have one family. Spending time with that family but yet being able to dream, escape reality, and still create meaningful relationships with others. At the end of the movie both Mad Hatter and Alice both find their way back to their family.
Believing: Alice says, “The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is impossible.” It is important to believe in things that you want to achieve.
Dealing with the Past: The movie explains that, “you can not change the past, but only learn from it.” This is so true. In life, many people including myself tend to dwell on the past. There have been times where I have been upset for years on a broken relationship. Being able to change our mindset and learn from those experiences is much better use of our Time.
Humanity: There is a beautiful story of relationships. You can see and learn how relationships change and grow over time. You see that with Alice and her Mom, Red Queen and White Queen, Alice and the Mad Hatter, and Red Queen and White Queen. There are beautiful parts of each of those relationships. Being able to love and forgive (Red Queen and White Queen), being loyal (Alice and Mad Hatter), unconditional and growing love (Alice and her Mother) are all amazing parts of the movie!
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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 to save her friend the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings a unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in “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. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas 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 three years sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland. Reuniting with her friends the White Rabbit, Absolem, the White Queen and the Cheshire Cat, Alice must save the Hatter and Underland itself, 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.