I really enjoyed this adaptation. It was far and above better than Disney's attempt to turn what is already a children's book into a 'kiddie' film. It was, with very few exceptions, very true to the book, despite the difficulties associated with converting Carroll's unique style to a screenplay. Something I've always felt critical to adapting both Alice stories is her precocious nature. There is truly no way a child actor could handle the scope of Alice in any film. I thought moving the story to an older Alice was wonderful. And Kate Beckinsale's performance in that capacity was outstanding. She brought to life the very childlike innocence and naivete of Alice while dealing so very well with interpreting Alice's very opinionated, stubborn and whimsical personality. And visually, she fit the role perfectly. :-) The quirky nature and self-interpretation in this film is a wonderful way to introduce children to a complex and bizarre children's story. I can only hope that it will be available on DVD someday.
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Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998) 1080p
A modern adaptation of the classic children's story 'Alice through the Looking Glass' written by Lewis Carol...
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The Synopsis for Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998) 1080p
A modern adaptation of the classic children's story 'Alice through the Looking Glass' written by Lewis Carol, which continued on from the popular 'Alice in Wonderland' story. This time Alice is played by the mother, who falls asleep while reading the the bedtime story to her daughter. Walking through the Looking Glass, Alice finds herself in Chessland, a magical and fun world. There she meets the Red and White Queens, as well as many other amusing friends on her journey across the chessboard countryside onto become a crowned queen.
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The Reviews for Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998) 1080p
A 'wonderful' little interpretation...Reviewed bygluebbenVote: 9/10
The film has beautiful scenes. A movie for intelligent adults rather than children, the performances are subtle and allow for the nuances of meaning that the mathematician author placed into his book. With more obvious acting, the movie would have become cliched. I found Kate Beckinsale's portrayal of Alice to be intriguing, particularly her insouciance in the face of insults. Ian Holm, as usual, was masterful, playing the White Knight in a way I had not thought possible. The movie is unique, a treat for watching many times.
Warning: Contains possible spoilers for anyone not familiar with Lewis Carroll's book Alice Through the Looking Glass. (Are there such people?) This is one of the best, if not THE best versions of Through the Looking Glass I've ever seen. Far truer to the story than most, it isn't the usual mish-mash of both books that so many portrayals are. It was, however, disappointing that so little of the book was included. Still one must take what one is given. Visually beautiful, the scenery draws the viewer in. The film presents in a more dreamlike, even psychedelic, manner than the other versions. Much more in keeping with the book. Well-acted by everyone involved, especially Kate Beckinsale (Alice) and Sean Phillips (Red Queen). The venerable actors Geoffry Palmer (White King), and Sir Ian Holm (White Knight) provide touching and amusing performances, and all provide splendid and new interpretations of their characters. Speaking of the Red Queen, her costume, though a great departure from the standard interpretation was amazing, as were all the costumes. I especially liked the way Alice's clothing changed throughout, enhancing the surreal feel of the film. One might wish to quibble with the choice of having Alice as the mother drifted off to sleep while reading the story to her daughter. But I find it a refreshing change and quite in keeping with the spirit of the book. As adults, who wouldn't like to re-live the wonder and amazement of being a 7-year-old first being introduced to Carroll's Wonderland. All in all, a film worth seeing again, especially with older children.