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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.
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…
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.
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.
This version of Alice in Wonderland isn't a great film by any stretch, but I did enjoy it. I thought it was a very creative spin to the original, which I probably saw 5+ times as a child. Sure, this is nowhere near as good as the original. But I think it's a pretty decent remake that does it's own thing. It also looked really cool.
Sometimes talented people get stuck in a rut. It has become increasingly evident recently that Tim Burton and his films are suffering through one right now (Frankenweenie aside). About 5-6 years ago I would have said that Burton would be the perfect fit to give us a live action 'Alice in Wonderland' adaptation. I would probably still stand by that statement now but this film serves as damning evidence that I am quite simply wrong. Somehow he has made a complete and utter hash of it.
Over the last few years Burton has picked up some annoying bad habits. One is his persistence to cast the same group of actors in roles that feel the same in every single film.…
Oh Tim Burton, what happened to you.
You used to create REAL, beautiful worlds. Edward Scissorhands, with its colorful suburbia.
The beautiful world of Big Fish. Sure, there was some CGI in Big Fish, but most of the film was real. The daisies scene, the colors. It was beautiful, and real.
Alice in Wonderland is lazy filmaking at its most.
It starts rather well. Alice is in a big party. She finds out it is an engagement party for her and a rich young man who was matched for her. She seems to be the complete opposite to him, but not in the good opposites atrract way. But her family needs the money.
She finds her brother-in-lawa is cheating on…
Uno dei peggiori burton di sempre. Non fa ridere, non coinvolge..non fa un cazzo. Rompe le balle..Johnny dep é no sfasamento di coglioni.
Why not just call the film 'The Mad Hatter' and be open about the fact this is his film, not Alice's?
On the one hand, the jabberwoky is a welcome addition to the action, the cast is impressive as it has not just Burton's favorites but adds other favorites of mine like Rickman and Glover, and the fantasy settings are beautiful. On the other hand, though, this version of Alice brings so many terrible changes to the story that it just doesn't feel like an Alice in Wonderland movie at all. Burton really should have used these actors and settings for an original script instead of doing this.
En realidad no era mi intención ver esta película después de los comentarios que escuché. La vi porque mi sobrino quiso dejarle en ese canal.
Lo único que me gustó fue ver a algunos personajes, pero creo que otras películas de Tim Burton son mucho MUCHO mejores. No sé por qué el afán por querer hacer otras versiones de esta historia a la que no tienen que agregarse más cosas.
In several aspects Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton was simply excessive and the funny part is that I can’t say whether that’s a good or a bad thing. Visually it meant an impressive accomplishment regarding the mixture of live-action and animation in a way I hadn’t seen before, and concerning plot and characters anyone who has at least seen Disney’s 1951 animated classic must surely be familiar with them, the thing is that this movie is a sequel and it was definitely a fun one.
Again, visually it was amazing and that’s quite possibly the film’s strongest feature. As for the acting, Mia Wasikowska was totally delightful as Alice and her sweet performance surely came to me as a…
Having watched the Disney Alice in Wonderland and the European TV series, I had high hopes for this movie. Unfortunately, it didn't deliver in the grand way I wanted it too. Mad Hatter plays a more sizable role in this Tim Burton, unlike the other Alice movies before it. It doesn't resemble Carroll's book or its Disney counterpart much and not in a good way.The writing doesn't make much sense and the presentation is lifeless. Having so many favorable actors and actresses, one would think this movie would nail it. However, this isn't Tim Burton's best movie nor Depp's, Hathaway's or Carter's. Why does the White Queen constantly have to make absurd poses with her hands? Depp used to play…
Not at all the dull, obvious tale of self-actualization the nay-sayers would have you believe it is; no, Burton's latest offering is actually a tale of self-remembrance and self-renewal. Indeed, Alice's jaunt to Wonderland/Underland is something of a homecoming for her, during which she endeavors to reclaim the daringness and perspicaciousness of her youth. Contains one of the best and most frightening scenes of the year: the Mad Hatter remembers, nay re-lives the massacring of his people by the Red Queen.
Alice in Wonderland is so devoid of any passion that despite its toned-down weirdness compared to director's other works, the film is still very difficult to follow.
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(Last Updated: 11 October 2014)
In early 1923, Kansas City, Missouri animator Walt Disney created a short film entitled Alice's…