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Alice Through The Looking Glass

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Alice Through the Looking Glass

It's time for a little madness.

20161 h 58 min
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In the sequel to Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland", Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.

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Director James Bobin
Runtime 1 h 58 min
Release Date 25 May 2016
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This sequel to Tim Burton’s earlier foray into the world of Lewis Carroll was a visual treat.     Excellent casting in a story centered around time.  I loved all the corny ‘time’ jokes and was relieved to see Sacha Baron Cohen bouncing back from the horror that was Grimsby   We discovered that the Red Queen was a bitter and vindictive woman with an over developed sense of entitlement because of a personality change after a head injury and the Mad Hatter had never got over being a disappointment to his father.   I guess it’s good for kids to see that behind every weird and/or nasty person there is usually a reason.

Victor Frankenstein

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Victor Frankenstein

Discover the origin of the monster and his creation.

20151 h 49 min
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Eccentric scientist Victor Von Frankenstein creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.

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Director Paul McGuigan
Runtime 1 h 49 min
Release Date 25 November 2015
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Movie Rating Very bad
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“You know this story….” is the opening line and indeed we do.  After more than 30 films based on Mary Shelley’s book nobody can have escaped without knowing the story of the mad genius, the lightening bolt and the awful twitching of the stitched together body parts.  So with no surprises in the storyline what else did this film have to offer? Impressive, if gloomy, CGI of  Victorian London, Daniel Radcliffe as the deformed clown, Igor and Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton’s Sybil) as the token woman/love interest.  Andrew Scott plays the detective hunting down Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy).  Scott is better known for his role as Moriarty in Sherlock and there was a strange double take with him now playing a Victorian detective, had he morphed into Sherlock himself?

There was overacting  galore and not even the saving grace of some humanity from the monster, he was just that.  A monster.

“Two hearts, two hearts…” shouted Frankenstein in the final fight scene to remind Igor to stab the monster again.  I’m afraid this film didn’t have one.