We saw the new movie “Alice Through the Looking Glass” earlier this week at a press screening in Manhattan. The main plot of the movie was saving the Mad Hatter’s (played by Johnny Depp) family from Iracebeth, the evil of Queen Hearts (Helena Bonham Carter).

The movie starts with a battle at sea with Alice (played by Mia Wasikowska) commanding her late father’s ship, the Wonder. When Alice arrives back in England, she is followed by a mysterious butterfly that leads her back to Wonderland. The special effects added to the movie made it almost lifelike with scenes like the chess pieces coming alive. There are several plot twists that keep you interested. In this movie they give time human qualities and made him a character, Time (played by Sacha Baron Cohen).

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The Good Queen, Mirana (Anne Hathaway), and her evil sister, the Queen of Hearts, are fighting each other, which then messes with Time, and Wonderland is almost destroyed. One of the plot twists that happens is that Alice discovers that the Mad Hatter’s family is alive, though they were thought to be dead. The second plot twist is when the Queen of Hearts turns good and lets the Hightops (the Mad Hatter’s family) go free. When Alice returns to England, she makes decisions that she would have never made before, and that is why the story was so good for us.

The acting and special effects in the movie made a big impact on how the movie went, and we loved the special effects a lot. Also, we liked the story line and many of the jokes that were put into the movie. Even though some of us did not see the first movie, this story was easy to follow. We liked the movie’s lessons: Never lie, time is precious, and you can never change the past.

The acting, the special effects and the awesome 3-D experience made a big impact on how the movie unraveled. All in all, it was thoroughly entertaining and held our attention the entire time. We also found the story to be inspiring. Overall, the movie was great. We are all glad we got to see it.

RATING 4 (out of five)