Movies that are slightly off.
Alice in Wonderland
A world of wonders in One Great Picture
On a golden afternoon, young Alice follows a White Rabbit, who disappears down a nearby rabbit hole. Quickly following him, she tumbles into the burrow - and enters the merry, topsy-turvy world of Wonderland! Memorable songs and whimsical escapades highlight Alice's journey, which culminates in a madcap encounter with the Queen of Hearts - and her army of playing cards!
Dear Disney People,
This one was really strange. I don't think I understood everything. I really, really liked the cat with the big grin.
My dad liked it a lot. Maybe more than I did. He kept laughing all the time. He's a bit strange.
Hugs and kisses,
(Dirk is my dad. He made me watch this)
This is the definitive Alice in Wonderland for me and will never be topped.
Review In A Nutshell:
Our world is held together by logic and rules, ensuring a sense of understanding in every action we perform and every decision we make. There is always something driving behind or underneath, even if we can't see it ourselves. Through a young person's eyes, there is still much to learn about the world; they go to school in order to understand these fundamentals, and find success within it. Despite the wisdom being passed down to them, an imagination still lurks underneath, sometimes more than one would normally have. It is there that they start to create their own rules, sometimes losing themselves to the delusions of their own personal realities. Creativity has a purpose, it builds…
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Question of the Day: Can I like a film that has beautiful animation but has no plot, no character development, and not point to it?
The simple answer is no I cannot. This film will be easily forgettable once my journey with Disney is done. I always thought this film came out of after the death of Disney because it lacked that Disney magic, it lacks those fantastic songs and characters you just adore. The only part of this film that is great is the party with the Mad Hatter and March Hare. Disney must…
Grating as fuck.
Is creativity with no purpose or direction creativity at all? That is in fact the question that kept resonating through my mind throughout the viewing. There is simultaneously too much and nothing going on at any given point of this film. Quite the accomplishment.
The film is basically an endless parade (even at 75 minutes) of weird characters and situations. The problem lies in the fact that neither the characters nor the situations are involving in the least. I guess you could say that a film that is constantly trying to be weird and different is devoid of character. Ironic or not, it makes for a pretty boring watch.
As for the story (or lack thereof), there…
The Good: Incredible animation. Imagery is gorgeous, colorful, imaginative, surreal, and magical. Love the characters, the dialogue, and the story (even if it's mostly just nonsense).
The Bad: None.
The Bottom Line: A very underrated and underappreciated Disney classic. Highly recommended.
Box office $ $3 million
Honestly, When I was about 3 or Four was when Alice first hit Video- sometime in the early 80's- and it was, by far, my favorite movie. Although, having bought it last year as the two disc special edition- I realized that it didn't feel as magical as it did when I was younger, but it is, in my humble opinion, although flawed, the best film adaptation. Flawed? Well, I don't understand why Walt would "Condense" the two books- being a pioneer, in not just animation, but in film all together (thank him for foreign dubbing, original soundtracks, and surround sound) it seems odd that Walt, although firm in his principles (Unlike the Disney half…
in a world of my own is the most underrated disney song ever
Aptly captures a lot of the nonsense of Carroll's work while ultimately ignoring the true whimsy of it. Still, Disney's film is a lot of fun - colorful, silly and creative. I do wish the film struck more of a balance between the world of logic and rules and the world of imagination and nonsense. That's the one thing that the newer Alice films do better than this one, IMO.
i do believe religiously watching this movie as a kid has helped shape up most of my personality
Walt Disney's animated version of the popular children's story by author Lewis Carroll is about a young girl named Alice, who is bored and restless, and also has quite a vivid imagination, as she sees a white rabbit holding a watch crying about how he's late, and following him into the Wonderland, a crazy place where she finds no end of trouble, being shrunk to tiny size, only to be restored to normal height, but running into nutty characters like Tweedledee & Tweedledum, the Mad Hatter and his wild Tea Party, the elusive Cheshire Cat, and finally the evil Queen Of Hearts, who wants Alice dead... Colorful film lacks a certain amount of warmth and charm, but is still entertaining.
Prepare yourselves for a crazy ride through the mad world of Wonderland, this may not have been the first adaptation of Lewis Carrolls twisted tale, but it is without a doubt the best. Unlike the live action films of new this acts as Alice's first trip to her imaginary land (And yes none of it was real, Goddamnit Tim Burton), this was the first time many of us were introduced to the quirky characters Mad Hatter, The White Rabbit and my personal favourite The Cheshire Cat'.
Although the animation is noticeably poor when compared to todays 2D animation the remastered versions make the film look better than ever. Now yes, Alice in Wonderland has it's fair share of problems, the…
Decent, beautifully animated, but doesn't really catch my attention or get crazy enough until the Red Queen shows up. I love the croquet game and the trial.
The one little scene with the creature that looked like a pair of glasses on legs, coming face to face with the mirror bird was the best thing in the entire movie...really clever and a little creepy.
Alice in Wonderland is one of the few classic Disney movies that I never grew up with. Not for any particular reason, I just never owned a VHS copy of it and it wasn't until the Tim Burton version came out that I decided to check it out. After seeing it, it's one I wish I grew up watching because I knew I would have loved it as a kid. Because I was older when I saw it, and it's become one of my all-time favorite Disney movies.
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