The week of Alice Through the Looking Glass promo isn’t over yet. After that ridiculously teasey teaser and the first trailer for Disney‘s sequel to Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland, we now have a slew of character posters.
Yes, the first substantial look into the 2010 smash’s sequel is here, five long years later and not a moment too soon. Starting with Alan Rickman’s purred opening line, “You’ve been gone too long, Alice,” a possible nod to the unusually long gap separating installments of the franchise, time is the name of the game.
If you blinked at all over the weekend, you may have missed the first teaser for Alice Through the Looking Glass, Disney’s sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, featuring Mia Wasikowska reprising her role as the adventurous titular protagonist. The studio has released a second, equally brief teaser, which features enough footage for maybe two or three blinks, depending on how dry your eyes are.
The new promotional clip for the follow-up to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, clocking in at a whopping eleven seconds, does actually feel like it’s teasing us with its tantalizing brevity and refusal to surrender any actual information. The word “teaser” has never felt more appropriate.
Alfred Hitchcock had a saying: “Logic is dull.” On the basis of Crimson Peak, it’s pretty clear Guillermo del Toro feels the same way.
Although Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim 2 might not be happening anymore, we still have Crimson Peak on the horizon. We have two new clips from the director’s gothic horror story, which looks incredibly gorgeous and terribly spooky — though you probably don’t need these clips to sell you on del Toro’s latest, do you?
Disney’s 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland was an international box office juggernaut, but you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who actually liked the damn thing. Still, over $1 billion at the box office goes a long way to helping a studio forget that they had somehow managed to release Tim Burton’s worst movie (no easy feat), featuring Johnny Depp’s worst performance (which is even more impressive). So when you gaze upon the first posters for Alice: Through the Looking Glass and wonder “Why is this movie a thing?”, remember that the answer is a Scrooge McDuck-sized vault of cash.
As Tom Hiddleston explains in this new Crimson Peak featurette, Guillermo del Toro is the “primary interpreter of gothic romance in contemporary cinema.” That’s a rather elegant and succinct way of putting it — there’s no one more suited for telling this particular ghost story than del Toro, particularly given his eye for elaborate and eerie set design.
The latest batch of character posters from Crimson Peak echo the first motion poster for Guillermo del Toro’s gothic horror story, which featured Mia Wasikowska bathed in neon blue and red. That vivid coloring contrasted with empty blackness made quite the impression, and the latest characters posters are similarly striking.
After watching the first two trailers for Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, it’s fair to say that we’re all pretty sufficiently pumped for the director’s gothic haunted house tale. The film looks absolutely gorgeous and properly eerie, but these new character posters take a different approach, seemingly taking inspiration from one of del Toro’s favorite horror productions: Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction.