Should it rain this weekend — and last time we checked, Brum is in England — you could do worse than to occupy the kids with a trip to see this. This time Alice (a spirited Mia Wasikowska) must return to Wonderland to aid an ailing mad hatter, who’s haunted by his family’s disappearance. We follow her as she embarks on a Back To The Future 2-style quest aided by the personification of Time (Sacha Baron Cohen, pictured). The design of Time’s domain is the star of the show, standing out in a film which otherwise feels briskly routine — as evidenced by Tim Burton declining to return and the minimal, likely contract-fulfilling appearances by big stars Johhny Depp and Anne Hathaway. It’s inoffensive fun for the family — just don’t expect it to linger in the memory. Times & trailer
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