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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.
watched for wasikowska work.
…may god have mercy on my soul.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Hoe can't deal with her shits so decide to take acid and trip around for the whole damn movie..
Drugs aren't for whiteass...
The movie starts off rather charmingly: bizarre yet quaint Victorian comedy with a hint of Burton visual flair. However, once Alice falls down the rabbit hole all sense of life, charm, or any goddamn fun seems to have disappeared. It might be easy to blame the abundance of CGI, but I just think the problem is with the actors and the performances. In a way, the idea of someone falling down the rabbit hole and ending up somewhere bizarre is almost too Burton-esque, so it seems like he didn't really try a whole bunch with this one. Anne Hathaway is the lone bright spot once we go down to Wonderland (or Underland as it is called here). People like to…
What about a love story betwenn the two protagonists?
Thank you, Tim Burton!
Terrible. I am a fan of Mia, Depp, and Burton and still found it lacking. Hated the overuse of CGI, hated the dialogue, just plain hated it. Bad.
Het concept 'Alice in Wonderland' heeft potentieel om zo'n nice verhalen uit te trekken, ik weet niet, voor mij voelt Alice in Wonderland als iets speciaal ook al heb ik nog nooit echt een goeie film ervan gezien. Enkele jaren geleden hield ik van deze film, maar na hem nu nog eens te bekijken besef ik dat dat waarschijnlijk weer gewoon het concept van Alice in Wonderland is dat ik cool vind, want eigenlijk is deze film best wel kut. De dialoog is zo verschrikkelijk op momenten en de special effects zijn ook niet echt super. Soundtrack is wel nice en sommige elementen zijn wel echt geweldig. Ik vind de scene waarbij Alice door het konijnenhol valt echt om van…
Interesting take on the classic, and personally I like that it's more a reimagining or a sequel than the original. The original is awesome, just go watch that again if you want. I do think the worldview is a little underdeveloped, but the design of what we see is fantastic.
Tim Burton - nogen hader ham, nogen elsker ham.. Jeg høre til dem der synes at han er en fantastisk instruktør, og her i Alice in Wonderland, udfører han sin gotiske stil med bravur. Måske er 4 stjerner lidt for meget, men jeg nyder sgu at se denne film hver gang jeg sætter den på.
Ein Film in typischer und gewohnt exzellenter Tim Burton Manier.
Völlig überspitz dargestellte und komisch-lustige Charaktere, eine atemberaubende Landschaft und eine gut verfilmte Grundstory.
Sollte man auf jeden Fall gesehen haben.
Alice in Wonderland #115 Review
I love the original Alice in Wonderland. It is a piece of classic animation and is the best adaption of the story yet. Disney decided that it needed a remake and now that the remake is getting a sequel. What are my thoughts on the original remake. Let's find out. The story is about a now older Alice have to re enter Wonderland to save them from the Jaberwaki and the Red Queen. The story lacks all the make and whimsical feeling that the original had making this a dark and twisted version of the original. What they show us isn't Wonderland. It doesn't suck you in the atmosphere at all!!!!! The characters are ruined…
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
(Last Updated: 28 July 2015)
In early 1923, Kansas City, Missouri animator Walt Disney created a short film entitled Alice's…