by Bob Brown
Posted 5/31/16, 01:35 pm
It’s easy to see why Alice Through the Looking Glass opened this past weekend to a strong No. 2 showing at the box office: Dazzling special effects create a fantastic visual realm. But moviegoers who expect more in a story will probably feel disappointed—or, if like me, a bit sad. As characters traded stale quips, I reflected on Robin Williams’ singular talent to enliven movies with his madcap energy and brilliant ad libs. This film needed him.