Time, family, impossibility. Three themes that you will be hit over the head with repeatedly until you can guess dialogue before it happens. The visual design was as good as you would expect, and the story surprisingly better than you'd expect, but it's nothing special. Showing the Hatter's past and makeup changes makes him look monstrous and unwelcoming, and his voice was unintelligible.
(...)Eine eigene Handschrift hätte wohl niemand von uns erwartet, angesichts des Erbes, das James Bobin hier antritt. Im Sequel ist alles hektisch und grell und voller CGI Effekte - und genauso verschachtelt kommt die Geschichte daher. Und Johnny Depp? Hier erleben wir ihn in der nervigsten Rolle, die er je spielte. Selten kamen mit 100 Minuten so lang vor.
One star is already too much. Visually impressive, with the now usual orgy of special effects, but witless and charmless, in spite of the cast's effort (did they need the paycheck that badly?) The director rushes forward, as if afraid that the audience's attention span couldn't be sustained for more than 20 seconds. Just like the awful end credit song: totally unnecessary.