Disney’s live action version of Alice in Wonderland is now followed up with the sequel to the original book by Lewis Carroll – Alice Through The Looking Glass. So what kind of a film can we expect to get just by looking at the trailer.

With Tim Burton involved, you can almost expect something that is completely out there with a unique interpretation. Now considering how unusual Lewis Carroll’s book was even when it was published, this should be a film that suits Burton’s skills well.

The story follows Alice as she heads back to Wonderland to help to try and save the Mad Hatter from his fate,meeting the characters who she met the first time around – which having read the book is a different story to the one that I remember reading about and will probably dismay those who loved the original story.

There doesn’t seem (judging from the trailer at least) any reference to the twin brothers Tweedledum and Tweedledee or some of the other characters that Alice meets this time around. But the trailer does seem to focus on the characters that she and audiences remember from the first time we entered Wonderland.

Like the 2010 Alice in Wonderland film, visually everything is bold, colourful and relies on a lot of CGI to take audiences into a unique and bizarre world. It is certainly a very contemporary version that will grab audience’s attention and hold it throughout thanks to the action packed nature of the film.

Sadly, on a personal basis i wasn’t impressed by the 2010 Alice in Wonderland, feeling that it lost the heart of the story despite the cleverness of the interpretation and I have a feeling that this is going to be the same problem with this film.

But we won’t be absolutely know for sure this is the case until the film comes out next May – so watch this space.

2 thoughts on “First Impressions of Alice Through the Looking Glass Trailer

  1. I like Tim Burton, I love Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass but I’m just not excited about this film. I think I agree with you in regards to the 2010 movie. It was visually appealing but it lost something in the story.

    1. That’s the trouble with these kinds of adaptations they try and make them as ‘exciting’ as possible to look at but lose the focus and charm of the book. I will probably go and see it out of curiosity…

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