Let me start off by saying anything with Johnny Depp involved promises great cinema almost every single time. Disney’s latest film, Alice Through The Looking Glass, is a sequel to the live action movie for Alice in Wonderland. The visuals for this film were breathtaking, and The dialogue between the cast all expressed their multiple personalities, and I liked whenever the Cheshire Cat would pop in out of nowhere with his wit. And by the way you guys, this movie is so quotable it’s ridiculous, brace yourselves.
Let’s Get Into the 3 Lessons Kids Can Learn From Alice Through The Looking Glass
Support Others, Don’t Break Them Down: The plot of Alice’s new adventure revolves around time travel and the search for Hatter’s family. Without spoiling anything too far, it turns out that Hatter’s father wasn’t the most supportive of his son’s hat creations. This exchange between him and his father led to Hatter’s feelings being drastically hurt instead of encouraging him to do better; this reminds us all that tearing people down won’t make them a better person.
Always Forgive, And Admit Your Wrongs: As the film progresses, we uncover the reason behind the Red Queen’s abnormally sized head ( don’t tell her I said that ). Without going too far into detail, the White Queen lied to her mother about something. Which initiated the Red Queen’s character as you know her today, angry and menacing. Even though the conflict between the Red Queen and her sister was petty, the fact that the White Queen never admitted to her mistake and the Red Queen never forgave, ruined their relationship for a long time. We can only assume that once people have seen The Red and White Queen’s situation unravel, that they’ll be reminded of how much damage a simple lie can affect any relationship.
Time Is Impatient: On a side note, Sacha Baron Cohen did an excellent job playing time, and I think the casting job there was spot-on. Anywho, while Alice is traveling back and forth through time, she quickly finds out that the past cannot be changed and that time runs out rapidly for anyone, so use it wisely. This lesson teaches us all to make better choices and to treat others with respect as we will never be able to change what’s been done. Moreover, it lets us know that acceptance is okay, whether you lost a job or a loved one. While kids may not be able to understand it now, it may be refreshing to those of us who are adults.
Alice Through The Looking Glass is worth your time if you’re looking for a great family night movie. Meanwhile, this isn’t exactly my ideal choice for a date night movie, but is filled with valuable lesson for the kids. The creative world of Wonderland flourishes throughout the film and every character is memorable in their own way, not to mention it provides a plethora of quotes that’ll stick like glue. If I were to give this movie any grade, it would be an ace of hearts.
Until Next Time