[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Alice in Wonderland
You're invited to a very important date.
Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called 'Underland,' she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason – to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.
watched for wasikowska work.
…may god have mercy on my soul.
Somebody please rip off one of Johnny Depp's legs and beat Tim Burton to death with it. This film is the shit cherry on top of the nightmare sundae that has become the second half of Burton's career.
Perhaps the most surprising thing about Alice in Wonderland, adapted from one of the most haphazard stories in the history of story-telling, is its lack of surprise; not only with regards to the screenplay, but also the actors and actresses take on roles they’ve been portraying for years now - mainly pointing the guilty finger at Helena Bonham Carter and of course Johnny Depp here. Johnny Depp and Tim Burton should start thinking about seeing other people. Alice itself is okay here, but does not possess the character-complexity of other Alices I’ve seen on the screen. She’s much more the typical protagonist, whereas in other adaptations Carroll’s book her persona is less straightforwardly ‘good’, more ambiguous. I’ve never been a…
Was Hook not a lesson to us all not to tamper with works of wonder? Tim Burton’s mystifyingly popular re-imagining of Lewis Carroll’s Alice stories does many things wrong even just on a surface level: that tedious Danny Elfman score; the weird obsession with violence against eyes; the torpor that infects everyone as they stand stiffly in front of green screens; the lazy cribbing from the Lord of the Rings films; introducing the amazing Mia Wazikowska to a wider audience with such an unchallenging role, etc.
Most egregious, though, is the decision to treat the original stories as prequel to a standard Chosen-One-against-the-Evil-Empire fantasy plot that ran out of juice years ago. All Burton can bring to this overused plot…
look. this isn't a good movie. i know that. you know that. tim burton knows that. but, as a person who regularly talks about having sexual relations with both tim burton and crispin glover, i have to pretend that i care about this mediocrity. i am a prisoner in my own hell.
Now this film had more than a rough start since it felt like one of those silly Keira Knightly period piece films. Thankfully Wonderland comes into play and we leave Old England in the rear view mirror. Director Tim Burton does quite well with original ideas, but his remakes don't work at all.
I was hoping for something darker and more like the video game called Alice: Madness Returns. Now that was a decent game with a great little narrative. Weirdness goes along with any Burton project which is usually his strength. Here things just seem random and unnecessary like Johnny Depp's voice or Helena Bonham Carter's overall look. CGI looked a little cheap in quite a few places. Such a shame.
It was none of the things it tried to be. It's like none of the people had actually read the book. I did myself the favor of reading it some years ago AFTER having seen this, and was delighted to meet Alice, an usual spunky and curious, polite and pleasant little girl. I found the character deign and makeup extremely distracting from the true richness the original material offered. It was an orgy of vivid colors and proportions with the typical Burtonesque darkness, but none of the fun.
As interesting as watching paint dry. It's neither entertaining nor charming. Rather, it's just plain cold, dull and boring.
Gorgeous costumes!! Also worth all the hype I've heard about it.
I really hated this film when I first saw it. But watching it again I really enjoyed the artistic style more, I liked the characters and most of the acting. Helena Bonham Carter was awesome in this. Not the most brilliant film but I really enjoyed it. It's a guilty pleasure.
I love Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I love Tim Burton. And I love Disney.
Gosh, I hate this movie.
No perdéis nada por ver la película, a mí la trama no me parece demasiado destacable pero puedo entender que a alguien le encante. Del mismo modo que a mí me encanta el estilo visual aunque puede que a mucha gente no le guste. Esta película es demasiado dependiente de los gustos de cada persona, mi nota es un 6.
Boring and horrible to look at, with a bizarre colonialist twist tacked on to the end just to make sure I didn't like this film.
By far one of the biggest disappointments of my life
this movie was so impactful for me when i was like 13 please just let me have fun
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