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Movie Review: 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'

Parents need to know that "Alice Through the Looking Glass" is the less-violent sequel to 2010's "Alice in Wonderland," based on Lewis Carroll's classic tales. Although Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp and other main characters reprise their roles, Tim Burton isn't the director this time. While there are certainly moments of peril and fantasy violence—including some close calls when key characters seem on the verge of death—the sequel is actually less scary/bloodthirsty than its predecessor. There's one comical death (someone's time is literally up) and tense moments when it seems like the past, present and future have been destroyed. Alice's courage and determination make her a force to be reckoned with, even though she's considered "hysterical" back in 19th-century England. Expect some insults along the lines of "imbecile" and "stupid."

Rated: PG

Running Time: 113 minutes

Read the full review on Common Sense Media.

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