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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.
[English/ Spanish review]
I tried. I tried hard again. And I still don't get into it. Carroll, Burton, big budget...This had to be a match made in Heaven... Bit it still feels cold, lifeless, even oh, forgive me... ordinary... All that Alice should not supposed to be. It's as if Burton ceased to be interested once the visual universe of Wonderland was brought to life... And in a world already full of imaginary worlds brought to life, to conform with it is just unnecessary.
Lo intenté, lo intenté de verdad de nuevo. Y todavía no consigo que me llegue. Carroll, Burton, gran presupuesto... Parecía hecho en el Cielo... Pero me sigue pareciendo fría, sin vida y, oh, perdonadme... corriente... Todo…
A Tim Burton movie starring Johnny Depp in a ridiculous outfit. Also Helena Bonham Carter is in it. This is a pre-written review of all of Tim Burton's films.
I still like Tim Burton's style. Most people have grown tired of it. If you like Tim Burton being Tim Burton, you will like this movie. Otherwise, not so much.
I mean ok I never noticed how shitty this movie was before, but hot damn this movie is shitty.
Why would I waste my time reviewing this movie?
It was nice to see Tim Burton's dark twist on the already dark tale, however, the overuse of CGI effects took away from the viewing experience.
A rather fitting story to be adapted by Tim Burton,
Johnny Depp being amazing. The movie not so much.
[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)
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