New ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ Trailer Races Against Time

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An energetic new Alice Through the Looking Glass trailer has been unveiled, providing even more footage from Disney’s upcoming sequel.

The sequel finds Alice (Mia Wasikowska) revisiting Underland to save the realm, including the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), from the malicious Time (Sacha Baron Cohen).

It’s an interesting new trailer, further teasing that Alice could in fact just be a crazy person. The visuals are of course the primary driving force here, and there’s plenty going on here to keep the eyes busy.

We found there was a certain spark missing from the first nevertheless-hugely-successful film, but maybe a change in director is what this expanding franchise needs. James Bobin, who previously directed The Muppet and The Muppets Most Wanted, and has also been attached to direct 23 Jump Street, takes the helm following Tim Burton’s work as director on the first film. We’ll see.

Alice Through the Looking Glass, also starring Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rhys Ifans, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, and Timothy Spall, will hit the U.S. on May 27 and Australia on July 14.

Synopsis for Alice Through the Looking Glass:

Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska) 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 and her friends the White Rabbit (Sheen), Absolem (Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Fry) and the Mad Hatter (Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which 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. Presented in Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” opens in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016.

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