I was almost driven mad with anticipation for Alice Through the Looking Glass. The original animated movie as well as the live action version are just so fun and colorful, like your imagination in high definition. The sequel is no different. This movie is whimsical, full of fancy, excitement, action, and some important messages for the viewers. I walked away deep in thought about what it meant to me. So instead of my usual movie review, I'm sharing: 5 Things Learned From Through the Looking Glass.
Time is not money. Nor a thief out to get you. Time is a gift.
The major theme of this movie is Time. He is a person, he is a thing, he is Time. Although usually portrayed as a villain both in our lives and in the movie- time steals from you, running out of time, time is not kind- he ended up teaching us all a valuable lesson. Time is not bad. He is a constant presence and what we choose to do with time is what is important. Time is a gift, if we use it properly.
Family is important. You only get one.
A dream might be more real than you think.
Just because our children do not do things our way doesn't make them wrong.
Alice's mother asks her why she must always be so headstrong. Something I've been asked myself a lot. Her mother might not like it or even agree with it but Alice is who Alice is meant to be. Likewise the Hatter is not like his father. His father thought hatting a serious business, judging his son's abilities and personality accordingly.
As a parent we need to be cautious about how we treat our children's ambitions. Just because it isn't “right” to us does not make it wrong.