Feeling cheated after one less hour in bed this morning? Looking for someone to blame? Well, the new TV spot for Disney's Alice Through The Looking Glass should point you in the right direction. The clip, which was released last night in honor of the start of daylight saving, takes us on a playful and rather bizarre journey through new dimensions of time.
Alice Through The Looking Glass is based on the classic novel by Lewis Carroll and is a sequel to Tim Burton's phenomenal remake of Alice In Wonderland (2010). Although the film received mixed reviews from critics, it was a huge hit at the box office, raking in $1 billion from worldwide ticket sales.
So what does the new trailer tell us?
That Hour Was Stolen Last Night
Shit's going down in Underland and the residents are not happy about it. We see the Queen Of Hearts (Helena Bonham Carter) and the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) react to some news, and they're none too pleased.
Time Himself Could Be Responsible
All fingers seem to point to a new villain, the half-human half-clock Time (Sacha Baron Cohen), who has the unique ability to travel through time. He tries to play it down, insisting:
"I don't see why you're making such a fuss!"
Absolem The Caterpillar Lives On
Halfway through the clip, we hear the unmistakable voice of wise old caterpillar Absolem, which can mean only one thing: We will have the privilege of listening to the late, great Alan Rickman one last time. He warns:
"You've been gone too long, Alice."
Every Second Counts
With the clock ticking, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is in a race against time to save the Mad Hatter, who has lost his "muchness." The Cheshire Cat can be heard simply stating:
"Time is up."
Someone's Head Is On The Chopping Block
The Queen Of Hearts is maaaaad and it looks like someone will have to pay the price.
The movie certainly looks action-packed, which is what some critics said was lacking from the first film, and with a different director on board (James Bobin), we can expect the tone to be a little different. Despite Tim Burton vacating the director's chair, elements of his quirky and creative flare are still likely to shine through in this adventure as he stayed on the production team.
Alongside Depp, Wasikowska, Bonham Carter and Rickman, we will also see other members of the original all-star cast reprising their roles: Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat, Michael Sheen as the White Rabbit and Timothy Spall as Bayard The Bloodhound. As well as Time, we will also be introduced to another new character, the Mad Hatter's father Zanik Hightopp, who will be portrayed by Rhys Ifans.
Alice Through The Looking Glass is set to premiere on May 27 2016.