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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.
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.
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.
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…
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.…
I really like Tim Burton movies,but this wasn´t exactly his best one.The typically weird dark fairytale atmosphere was beautiful as always but this film wasn´t weird in a interesting way,it was weird in a unneccessary way.
One thing that totally annoyed me was the white Queen.Why is she behaving so incredibly stupid?Who is she even supposed to be?What kind of person is she?What the heck is she even doing?She didn´t exactly contribute much to the plotline.She just appeared,talked like two lines and disappeared.
Mia Wasikowska saved the movie for me,also i want to point out:this is one of the rare movies where armors for women are not taking the whole point from armors by creating cleavage or some shit which is left unprotected.
At the end of the movie i was left with...absolutely no impression.Seriously,i have no idea what i should think of it.
Alice in Wonderland is not “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Despite the film’s name, it incorporates both the film’s namesake novel and its sequel, “Through the Looking Glass,” as well as some of the famous poem “Jabberwocky.” Bear that in mind when viewing and it will make the experience slightly more enjoyable. If you’re expecting just a visually dynamic upgrade of the classic Disney movie, you will be disappointed and confused.
What Tim Burton does well here is no surprise. The world of Wonderland was a stunning, gothic-inspired explosion of color, just as we have come to expect of him. The acting was solid. Most of the performances were very good, especially from Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, and with…
7/10: Like all Tim Burton's movies it's either you hate it or love it. There are no two ways about it. His story-telling style is an acquired taste. If you are not fans of his works, you will not enjoy it as much as I do.
I grew up with the Disney animated version of this film, and I have to say, that generally I would not recommend even trying to do a remake, Tim Burton did a reasonable job.
At points, it felt like watching another Narnia film, but it is also what you would expect from Tim Burton at the same time.
The story is admittedly a bit simple and predictable, but Alice is of course now an adult, and that does help a bit, because many of the things that happen in Wonderland can be a bit grotesque. I did appreciate the fact that her Wonderland, is an extension of her frustrations with the "real" world, where she felt she had many "expectations"…
Visually sumptuous and endlessly entertaining, Tim Burton's reinvention of the Lewis Carroll classic 'Alice in Wonderland' is an epic adventure well-directed, well-scored and well-performed.
Really boring, I couldn't even finish it,
It's fair to say that there are few stories out there as eccentric, imaginative and downright weird as that of the little girl who falls down the rabbit hole. Despite it's age, Alice in Wonderland is a tale that has constantly been reinvented and reinterpreted by film directors pretty much since the birth of the medium itself (for those interested in a rundown check out March 2010's edition of Sight&Sound). Like most people in their 20s I grew up with the Disney version, which I loved but was always more than a little freaked out by. With this in mind, Tim Burton seemed to be the perfect choice of director to bring out the darkness in the story via his…
Great visuals and interesting interpretation of Alice in Wonderland. Great acting by the lead actress.
This wasn't asked for or needed, why?
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(Last Updated: 11 October 2014)
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