Tim Lammers reviews 'Alice' and 'X-Men'

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Which sequel will take over the box office this Memorial Day Weekend: 'Alice Through the Looking Glas" or "X-Men: Apocalypse"? Directconversations.com Tim Lammers has his reviews.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Which sequel will take over the box office this Memorial Day Weekend: 'Alice Through the Looking Glas" or "X-Men: Apocalypse"? Directconversations.com Tim Lammers has his reviews.

"Alice Through the Looking Glass" (PG) 3 stars (out of 4); Kid Quotient: 3 1/2 stars

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Wonderland is as buoyant, beautiful and bright as ever in "Alice Through the Looking Glass," a satisfying prequel/sequel to the 2010 billion-dollar blockbuster. Despite a thin storyline, the film is once again bolstered by a lovable cast, spectacular visual effects and stunning production design and costumes. Fans will likely favor the original "Alice" to this follow-up, but it's an entertaining film nonetheless.

Also, see Tim's interview with "Alice Through the Looking Glass" star Helena Bonham Carter on DirectConversations.com.

“X-Men: Apocalypse” (PG-13) 2 stars (out of four); Kid Quotient: None

X misses the spot in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” a lackluster follow-up to 2014’s brilliant “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” With a tedious 2 hour 20 minute run time, an overload of visual effects and a plot spread far too thin across too many characters, director Bryan Singer’s fourth “X-Men” film is without question his weakest. It’s a shame because the talent is all there, but ultimately, they’re trounced by the overambitious storyline.