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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.
Yeah, this review was supposed to come out four days ago. You can thank my overabundance of schoolwork for that.
Anyway, let's talk about this piece of shit.
Alright, I should be fair. This movie looks nice, not as nice as it did six years ago, but fine enough. Stephen Fry is somewhat tolerable as the Cheshire Cat. Helena Bonham Carter is fine as the Red Queen... in her first scene. Err... yep, that's about it.
The other performances are either boring or annoying, with special mention to be given to Mia Whatchamacallit as Alice, who givens an astounding 0% emotion in her role. The plot is surprisingly uninteresting, for a story that takes place in Wonderland, which is probably…
it show you how your fantasy world will look like if it exist! the acts was really good and the story was perfect as we known from our childhood!
To begin to say I used to dislike this film would be an understatement. I used to despise it. I would include it on worst films list and laugh about it. I owe this film an apology. Six years after my first watch I decided why not give it another try. This was one of the best film rewatching decisions I've ever made. I now really like this movie. Tim Burton puts his own spin on an already weird and out there story. His vision is imaginative in his own right. The only problem in my opinion with the story is the White Queen is extremely under developed. The actors all do fantastic jobs compared to before me hating them.…
It's not one of my favorite Burton films, and I wished they would have actually made a film adaptation of the book, but it's watchable.
Perhaps the most annoying thing about this boring CGI fest is that, unlike other 'inspired by' adaptations, its title actually is Alice in Wonderland. It is only the title. There is no whimsy in this movie, no subversion of expectations, of language, of logic, of habit, no wonder in this land no longer called "wonderland". (That's the kicker, by the way.)
The character designs are outlandish in a garish, usually uninspired way (wtf is up with Mad Hatter's design? seriously), but they are not mad, not absurd, not even weird beyond some tics. The center of the movie is the straight-forward conflict between the Red Queen and pretty much everyone else, i.e. all characters are sane enough to act as…
Bizarre, but pretty!
It was entertaining, but a little weird.
It's funny because the mad hatter is actually mad.
Just kidding, this movie isn't funny.
Or anything entertaining.
Or even well-acted.
🖕🏼 you movie.
"I try to believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Count them, Alice."
1-6. The chances of Tim Burton making a halfway decent adaptation of this Lewis Carroll story and not wasting the supremely talented Mia Wasikowska in the process.
The issue with making a full length essay on the career of Tim Burton is that you have to talk about all of his films. I pray that this 2010 film is the nadir of his career despite also being his most financially successful film to date. It's an abysmal film and one with such dourness that it fails to even be appealing in the way that other "dark" Burton movies are. Everything feels soulless and Helena…
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