Alice Through the Looking Glass is the sequel to Alice in Wonderland. Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is now older and has spent her last few years travelling the world on a ship. When Alice returns home she discovers that her mother (Lindsay Duncan) is in a dispute with Hamish Ascot (Leo Bill) and faces a difficult decision. To escape the real world Alice climbs through a mirror and finds herself once again in Wonderland (or ‘Underland’). Alice learns that her beloved friend, the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), is ill. She must go on an adventure through time if she wants to save him.
Death; serious illness; family breakdown
Alice Through the Looking Glass has some violence. For example:
- Ships fire cannons at each other. No-one is killed but men are thrown about by the force of the cannons.
- There are some scenes showing the Jabberwocky breathing fire, killing villagers and destroying their homes. These scenes are scary but quite brief.
- The Queen of Hearts frequently talks about chopping people’s heads off.
- The Queen of Hearts slaps Time in the face.
- When Alice returns to the real world, she wakes up in a mental institution. A scary-looking doctor tries to inject her with a needle, but Alice instead injects him and escapes.
Alice Through the Looking Glass has some sexual references, including when the Queen of Hearts and Time flirt with each other and almost kiss.
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
None of concern
Nudity and sexual activity
None of concern
There is no product placement of concern in Alice Through the Looking Glass, but associated merchandise is being marketed to children.
There is some mild coarse language in Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Ideas to discuss with your children
Alice Through the Looking Glass is the sequel to Tim Burton’s movie Alice in Wonderland, based on the books by Lewis Carroll. The movie is an exciting magical adventure with a strong female role model. Fans of the first movie are likely to enjoy returning to Alice’s magical and enchanting world.Because of its violent and scary scenes this movie isn’t suitable for children under 10 years. Also, we recommend parental guidance for children aged 10-13 years.These are the main messages from this movie:Every day is a gift.The only things worth doing are those we do for others.Believe in impossible things.Values in this movie that you could reinforce with your children include bravery, kindness, honesty and determination.This movie could also give you the chance to talk with your children about the real-life outcomes of stealing and lying.