Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
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.
I was around 11 when my mum took me to my first 3d film I ever watched. It was a great movie,I remember really liking it while i was with my mum there. I think it will always represent in my mind a symbol of true and genuine parenting
When ever someone tells you your job or destiny, in any manner, remember they are full of shit. You make your own destiny. That also goes for when you are trippin hard! Long live the glorious, Lewis Carroll and Tim Burton, two of the most talented story tellers in human history. [9/10-Amazing]
What an absolutely appalling movie. First time I watched it I feel asleep and didn't bother finishing it. This time the kids have been seeing posters for the new Alice movie, Through the Looking Glass, so we decided to watch it again.
My son didn't know what to make of it, he wanted to enjoy it, but he seemed confused by not knowing what was making it so dull.
My daughter wriggled and squirmed the whole way through, clearly wanting to do something else, but curious about what was going to happen.
My wife fell asleep again.
I was just appealed by the whole thing. The pace, the script, the acting, the directing and most of all the CG. Whoever was responsible for Crispin Glovers character had an appalling time, I hope he/she has moved on to better things.
I'm now officially all Burton Depp'd out. No more please.
Quirky and charming, and a fun twist on the original story. Fun characters and captivatingly odd visuals make it engaging when the story slows. Not my cup of tea overall, but delivers on its vision.
There is not much to say about this movie. It was ok but definitely not anything special. I got bored at parts and didn't feel entertained. Don't get me wrong it is a fine movie movie better for kids.
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland catches a lot of flak for being unnecessary and kind of kick-starting this new trend of dark live-action fairy tale films, but I have to be honest: I kind of enjoyed the movie. Part of my reaction is probably based in my expectations being so low, but a number the characterizations - the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) and the White Queen (Anne Hathaway) in particular - really tickled me, and the general concept of it being a sequel of sorts to the Alice story that we're all familiar with engaged me. But then there's the Johnny Depp problem. And what a problem it is. The accent, the mannerisms, and this fucking dance (though I realize that last one isn't actually Johnny Depp). Kinda puts a damper on the whole thing.
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