Alice is heading back to Wonderland, and things are in a dire state in the whimsical world she saved once before. However, one thing has remained the same: The Hatter's quirky, friendly madness.
Thanks to the wacky nature of time travel, Alice has arrived at a time in Wonderland before her initial adventure. For a moment, the famed haberdasher has a hard time wrapping his head about the nature of their relationship.
"Have we met?" The smiling Hatter asks, after embracing Alice like a dear friend.
"Yes. Well, no. I mean, not yet," Alice tries to explain. "Well, we have met once, when I was younger."
"I'm afraid I don't recall," the Hatter explains apologetically.
"That's because it hasn't happened yet," Alice continues, going on to explain that they will meet "years from now, when you're older."
"So I'll meet you when you're younger and I'm older?" The Hatter asked, mulling over the quandary. "It makes perfect sense to me."
The fun, riddle-like nature of original author Lewis Carroll appears to be on full display and embraced with joyous abandon in this long-awaited, somewhat-psychedelic sequel.
Alice Through the Looking Glass hits theaters May 27.