Disney repackaging squared. Cubed. Only today’s Mouse House could throw so much money, raw talent and cinematic skill into a project and end up with such a transparent and banal merchandizing mashup.

There’s little plot and less substance in this financially mandated, soulless and joyless sequel, and it’s almost painful to watch the great cast dumb itself down to the dramatically inert script. But there is a lot of movement and bright colors, so it might entertain very small kids. That is if you want those kids to develop incredibly bland entertainment standards. There’s no wonder in this Wonderland.  Japanese title: Alice in Wonderland 2: Jikan no Tabi(113 min)