Alice Through the Look­ing Glass (PG)

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reviews -

This un­nec­es­sary se­quel suf­fers from the same is­sued that dragged down its pre­de­ces­sor.

Mia Wasikowska re­mains an en­dear­ing, plucky Alice and the ad­di­tion of Sacha Baron Co­hen proves to be a mas­ter­stroke.

But in­vest­ment in the emo­tion and beat-the-clock ur­gency of the cen­tral storyline is nearly com­pletely lost by a deeply grat­ing turn from Johnny Depp.

His bizarre, partly Scot­tish­sound­ing Mad Hat­ter was one of the orig­i­nal’s weak­est links and the char­ac­ter is even more an­noy­ing this time as his screen time in­creases.

Most of the com­puter-based vi­su­als make for an as­sault on the eyes and it all re­sults in a fun but in­stantly for­get­table re­turn to Won­der­land.

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