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Alice Through the Looking Glass

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Feb. 8th, 2017 | 01:33 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Tired
music: The Late Late Show with James Corden

We actually saw this in the theatre. I never saw the first one in the theatre. I never had any desire and hated what it looked like they had done to it. I later saw it on Starz.

However, I liked what I saw in the second one. I liked the costume and production design shown in the trailer. I liked that it was very loosely inspired by Lewis Carroll. Plus, it would be one of the last times to have new Alan Rickman on the big screen...I still haven't been able to get myself to watch A Little Chaos.

So, the costumes and art direction were just as good as I thought they would. Unfortunately, Alan Rickman had a teeny, tiny role although there was a dedication during the credits...

The worst part about the film is that the trailers really didn't express just how much the movie was about the Mad Hatter. This would be okay if it was Hatter from Alice where he was Andrew Lee Potts or Once Upon a Time where he was played by Sebastian Stan but here he's...Johnny Depp.

I used to love Johnny Depp but while his acting has gotten lazier and lazier...slight variations on the same theme except for The Tourist...his imput into productions goes unchecked and I hate it. It was Mordecai that really killed it, that is one of the worst films I have ever seen. PERIOD. There are also the abuse allegations.

Right away, we're supposed to be worried because the Hatter might die and it's like...I don't care if he does? Then, there's a whole genocide plotline that feels very...Kung Fu Panda 2...or the Holocaust...you know...whichever

I liked Alice though. Then again, I love the actress even when she was being a complete brat in Only Lovers Left Alive. I know historical treatment of women but this is a film where Wonderland is real so screw that, I want Alice to be awesome. Every time her mom was like, Stay home, get married, blah blah...I got more pissed but the ending was perfect. It's weird but I felt like I could tell the screenplay was written by a woman in her plotline with her mom. It felt more real than usual and even though her impetus was a male-eww, at least there were a LOT of scenes between women and dealing with platonic women/women relationships. Another important plotline was between two sisters.

But all the Johnny Depp ruined about everything...

A bit more casting...I just assume Andrew Scott is evil any time he shows up in anything but it was cool to see Richard Armitage get to be King!

I just hope it doesn't ruin things for a proper film or television series for The Looking Glass wars. Ugh, those books are so awesome.

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JonDH

From: thespian15
Date: Feb. 8th, 2017 03:59 pm (UTC)
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I think I have to agree with you about Johnny Depp.
He was so great, but now it's just Oh there's Johnny Depp again no matter what character he is playing. :(
Hugs, Jon

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ericadawn16

From: ericadawn16
Date: Feb. 10th, 2017 06:31 am (UTC)
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Yep, exactly.

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Julie

From: ragnarok_08
Date: Feb. 8th, 2017 06:02 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I agree with you about Johnny Depp.

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