MovieReview(ish): Alice Through the Looking Glass

Today I drove Que to the cinema to watch Alice Through the Looking Glass with me BY MYSELF in a shiiit ton of pouring rain. It was seriously raining cats and dogs when we were en route there.

Ahem, um besides that, I didn’t actually finish or even start reading my copy of the original Lewis Carol’s Alice’s Adventures unfortunately before this movie viewing, nor did I rewatch the first movie. Yet, I did quite like this one.

[Spoiler Alert!]

I really enjoyed learning more about the Hatter as he is one of the funnest characters and Alice was muuuch more bearable of a character after having been to Wonderland once. Thank gosh for that.

Time was a bit annoying at first, but he grows on you and YESH THEY *DID* FEATURE LOOOOAAADS OF TIME PUNS YAY (at least in one scene, but it was enough. Of course, it was at the Mad Hatter’s tea party ❤ )

The effects were beauuutiful. There were only two things I was dissatisfied about with the film. One, the Cheshire Cat barely played even a supporting character role in this movie. I mean, what is up with that?! How dare they…Grrr, my favourite ❤ 😦

Secondly, when they tried for a happy ending, they reeeaaally tried. I mean, they finally had the Queen of Hearts reconcile with the White Queen and I didn’t really appreciate it. They shouldn’t have done that at all. Even if they did, which I’m absolutely not saying, they should’ve at least made it harder for the two to reconcile. It was just SO EASY and bam, they’re best friends all of a sudden. It wasn’t natural. It didn’t suit the Red Queen’s personality at all and I didn’t like this irrational character development. If you want her to become good, then at least TRY to make it believable.

Besides that, the clocks and time saying “tick their last tock” really remind me of Julius and the whole concept of the Clock Tower in Heart no Kuni no Alice (the manga). I realize now that that’s probably some sort of adaptation from the book, but I guess I’ll just have to read to find out. I reeeeaaally liked that allusion though, even if it wasn’t intended because it had me intrigued, and doubly so that I knew of the clocks from this manga as well.

Lastly, I really wanna discuss this:

Mkay, so The Hatter knows his family is alive and is on an epic mission to save them. You know, his family of The HighTops, the family that has pridefully hattered for a very long time indeed. And to visit them, you go energetically. Well, and with THAT on your head. You want to be accepted by your father as a real hatter and you literally wear the ugliest hat you own?! I bet you’re making that horrid expression because you saw your own reflection. I would would yell like that too if I were in your situation.

Okaaay, that’s about all the snippets I have on this movie. This is a movie review ish remember? :3

-Frostie
the magical as hell snowman

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