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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.
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.
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…
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…
Performances aren't too bad but let's be honest who wanted to see a Gothic version of Alice In Wonderland.
[...] Von Minute eins an, findet Burton keinen sinnvollen Erzählfluss. Alice will nicht erwachsen werden, als sie dann auch noch jung verheiratet werden soll, kippt ihre Laune ins ganz miese – als Flucht geht es ab ins Wunderland unter dem Baum. Was dann passiert ist am ehesten mit wüst, durcheinander und beliebig zu beschreiben: Alice stolpert ziellos umher, wird von meist motivations- und ebenso ziellosen, krampfhaft auf skurril getrimmten Figuren von einer Richtung in die andere (und wieder zurück) geschubst und landet irgendwann durch Zufall immer da wo der minimal-Plot einen weiteren losen, meist direkt wieder verlorenen Handlungsfaden auflesen kann. Irgendwann ist vom Empfinden dann alles und jeder egal. Dann, nach einem wirklich ärgerlichen, modernen Hirn-aus-Action-Blockbustern in nichts nachstehenden Finale (auch in Bezug auf Danny Elfmanns Musik), ist der Spuk vorbei. [...]
Komplettes Review: weltamdraht.blogsport.de/2014/08/25/review-alice-in-wonderland-2010
I was fun to watch.
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watched at: seattle movie theatre
watched with: parents??
"Anne Hathaway casually out-quirkied Johnny Depp who was mostly retreading and reusing old mannerisms and Crispin Glover who was handicapped by his costume. Mia Wasikowska held her own as Alice against the heavy weight stars.
Visually; the movie looked good but didn't break any new ground. I was actually most impressed by the slowly growing mushrooms and vines framing the end credits. Lovely."
A dark fantasy film doesn't work.
What I got to say about "Alice In Wonderland" is it's a great enchanting movie of the year. The performances by this cast is really good. The directing by Tim Burton is excellent. The screenplay by Linda Wolverton has a wonderful imagination that she created. The score by Danny Elfman is brilliant. "I personally love this score in this movie." And the effects works really well in the film as well. "I got to say that "Alice In Wonderland" is a movie that the whole family will enjoy a Disney classic!"
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(Last Updated: 4 March 2014)
In early 1923, Kansas City, Missouri animator Walt Disney created a short film entitled Alice's…