Ruin Your Day With The ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Trailer

Hahaha, remember when BLACK MASS was Johnny Depp's triumphant return?

Is Alice In Wonderland the worst movie Tim Burton ever made? I think there's a case to be made there. The film includes Johnny Depp in one of his shrillest, most skin-crawling performances. The script is borderline incomprehensible. The CGI is layered on thick and ugly, resulting in what looks like a grotesque mockery of video game cut-scenes. It's a total bastardization of its source material. I walked into Alice In Wonderland expecting the worst, and somehow its terribleness surpassed even those expecations. It is a nightmarishly bad movie.

And yet, it made over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, so of course a sequel was inevitable. It's embedded below, but be aware that watching it will likely put you in a very grumpy mood.

If there's anything positive to be said here, it's that Tim Burton did not direct this sequel. James Bobin (The Muppets, Flight Of The Conchords), a guy whose work I tend to enjoy, took over directorial duties, and I think there's a compositional clarity to this footage that suggests it might not be the raging eyesore the first film was. But then, it also appears to feature another overly-complicated plot, a parade of hammy performances (chief among them: Depp's second at-bat as the Mad Hatter), and an alarming amount of green screen work, so...let's be realistic here. This is probably not a movie designed with BMD readers/writers in mind.

The film opens May 27, 2016, so there's plenty of time for an apocalypse to intervene. Share your thoughts below.

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