Lil’ J and I went to see Alice Through the Looking Glass earlier this week and her opinion was not what I expected. If you missed it, here’s my take on the movie. I thought she would be scared and confused or maybe even a little freaked out, but she actually liked it.
Here’s an Alice Through the Looking Glass 5-year-old review in interview form.
What did you think of the movie?
Some parts were funny. I thought Time was funny.
What is the movie about?
It was about Hatter. He wanted his family back. … Well, I don’t want to spoil it!
Was it hard for you to understand?
What was your favorite part?
When [we found out why the Red Queen turned evil] (edited to remove spoilers).
Who was your favorite character?
Because he’s funny.
Did you learn a good message?/What did you learn?
To not go into mirrors.
Was did you think was funny?
When they said the queen ate their nose and fingers and elbow. And Time called Alice a yellow-haired kindergartner.
Was it a little boring?
Why would you even ask that question? NO!
Was it scary?
A little. When Hatter got angry.
Would you recommend it to other kids or families?
Yes for girls and boys. 7 and 5 and older.
So there you have it. My 5-year-old’s take on Alice Through the Looking Glass. If you’re worried about taking your 5-year-old to see it, here are some tips for getting ready:
- Tell them about the movie first. Watch the previews, and you can describe the scary parts I’ve mentioned in my review, or show them the previews.
- Let them try some activity sheets to get familiar and excited about the characters. The photo above is the Chester Cat she colored and cut out.
- Just go see it on a date night and decide later if you want to bring them.
- Wait until it’s out on DVD (if you think it’s just not right).
And I’ll leave you with a few of my favorite quotes from the movie:
“To achieve the impossible believe it is possible.”
“I want to believe I can do 6 impossible things before breakfast.”
“The only things worth doing are the things you do for others.”