Alice Through the Looking Glass is now on Netflix

Alice Through the Looking Glass is now on Netflix

Emma Beck, Staff Writer

If you couldn’t tell by now, I have a huge love for movies. While I should have been studying for exams like every other good student, I decided that instead I was going to go on Netflix. Shocker. While on Netflix, I came across a movie that I wanted to see but never had time for when it when it was in theaters. This movie was Alice Through the Looking Glass. With a Netflix account at hand, you can join Alice on her second adventure to save Wonderland.

Now if you haven’t seen the first movie Alice in Wonderland, then you should probably see it:  it’s amazing. But no worries, there are only a few references to the first movie; the second movie is a whole new adventure.

Alice Through the Looking Glass follows Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska) along her race against Time. Time (Sacha Baron Cohen), in this situation, is not a thing, but rather a him. When Alice goes to Time’s castle with a request of using a device to go back in time to help the Hatter (Johnny Depp) save his family, she is warned that the past can not be changed, but you could learn from it. Alice is turned down by Time and is told to let her friend’s hope and dream of finding his family disappear. Alice, being her stubborn self, decided to take the chance and go back in time to save the Hatter’s family. The decision that Alice is about to pursue could change Wonderland forever. By making this decision, she upsets the balance and forces Time to go after her to stop her from meddling with the past.

With outstanding special effects, from the ocean scenes to the portal mirror, and exquisite costume designs and stage makeup, this was a fascinating film.”

As Alice goes back in time, she learns that Time is not the enemy, and what he said was true. Even with her efforts to prevent the past from happening, it found different ways to interpret the events that were supposed to happen. For example, Alice goes back in time to try and stop the Red Queen from hitting her head on a clock. When stopping her from hitting her head on a clock, the Red Queen ends up hitting her head on a fountain.

Director James Bobin took the original story from the book, written by Lewis Carroll. With the help of his crew, he has made this classic story into a world of fantasy. With outstanding special effects, from the ocean scenes to the portal mirror, and exquisite costume designs and stage makeup, this was a fascinating film.

The overall purpose of this movie, just like every other Disney movie out there, is to teach a life lesson. It was also made for the entertainment of others, but a life lesson was included in the movie as well. For me, the life lesson was that time is a precious thing, and it should be treasured and spent with people who make you happy. Different people can interpret this lesson from Alice Through the Looking Glass differently, but you won’t know what your interpretation is until you watch it.