Alice has more has more responsibility and less time on her hands as she is summoned back to the magical world of wonderland. Alice through the looking glass is an upcoming fantasy-adventure hailing from Walt Disney studios. Tim Burton will not be directing this time around due to another project. Instead, James Bobin will be taking reigns for the second entry. The stakes are higher this time around as Alice must fight a battle on two fronts, all while having little guidance and time at her disposal. Mia Wasikowska also makes a return as the series title heroin.
Here's the plot synopsis:
Alice Kingsleigh has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland (mistakenly heard as 'Wonderland' by seven year-old Alice during her first visit) and her friends the White Rabbit, Absolem (the Caterpillar), the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter, who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Queen Mirana (the White Queen) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock that powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out.
The story seems to have expanded this time around. Alice, the heroin of the tale, will be forced to contend with the powerful lord of time. This is interesting since time travel will become a major element of the story and how the conflict plays out. Aside from that, she also has to rescue The Mad Hatter, who has gotten into a bit of trouble during Alice's absence. The big thing about this movie is ultimately going to be the motivations of Lord Time and how exactly he plans to carry out his plan to destroy Hatter, aside from wreaking havoc in different timelines.
While there is a strong disapproval of the first movie, the film series still has a dedicated fanbase that appreciates the movies and the story being told. It's always been a series that has tried to balance being funny and discussing some interesting topics about womanhood, growing up, and responsibility. The last Alice film did exceptionally well at the box office, so there is little reason to doubt that the second entry won't perform as well. If you enjoyed the first installment, then this is one film you don't want to miss.