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.
yeah it's a mess but at least it's a pretty mess with anne hathaway, mia wasikowska, and helena bonham carter
Watching somebody eat like, eight king-size packages of M&M's and then projectile vomit onto a canvas would be far more entertaining than this film, and the result would look the same.
I really don’t understand Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. It feels like a bad Burton acid trip. Well, worse than usual.
The plot of this movie is utterly incoherent. It has something to do with Alice returning to Underland (yes, Underland) as an adult, as if this is supposed to be clever and winking to the original animated film.
Johnny Depp has not one but two utterly incomprehensible accents, and looks like Pzuzu and Carrot Top's love child.
The visuals are quite stunning, and I kept thinking to myself "how exactly did they do this?". In many ways it's Tim Burton's most Tim Burton-y film. But, at the same time, the whole movie feels like one long video game cinematic. And I don’t mean that as a compliment… Also the "3D bits" stick out like a sore thumb.
All in all, not worth the two hours it asks.
En una plaza del centro de mi ciudad hay unas unas escaleras apartadas, en una esquina alejada, donde siempre se reúnen chavales del mismo estilo.
Es un sitio para estar tranquilo, a mi me gustaba mucho ir hasta que fue invadida por el colectivo que os comentaba; chavales de pelo teñido, muñequeras, gorra plana, zapatillas Converse, ropa muy vistosa, numerosos piercings, camisetas de grupos de Metalcore o típicos, que se ponen a hacer skate, juntarse en grupos, fingir que tocan la guitarra, pero sobre todo, a gritar, tratar de llamar la atención y no pasar desapercibidos, que es lo único que a mí me molesta. Lo otro os lo describo únicamente para que sepáis de qué tipo de chicos/as hablo.…
Burton shouldn't work with Johnny Depp in every goddamn movie. What's next? Ohh, Dark Shadows...
I wish I could be half as fashionable as this film
This aged like milk.
The story Alice in Wonderland aged like wine.
You add milk to wine, you don't get Alice in Wonderland, you get shit.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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