[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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…
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.
Like all Tim Burton movies this one is surreal and at the edge of reality in all the right places.
Known story, great actors and fantastic directing lead to an enjoyable movie.
Garish, ugly, plodding and charmless.
I remembered loving this movie in cinema!
read so many bad reviews about it so I decided to watch it again.
After doing so I still can not believe this film only got a 2.5⭐️ Rating....
Don't know what's wrong with Anne Hathaway but everything else is fine!
This is why I started this god damn marathon.
Not my favorite of the live action movies by Disney, but decent nonetheless.
Alice in Wonderland was too plain, too simple, too flat..
Well. In honor of "Alice Through the Looking Glass" coming out, why not talk about the first movie.
Alice Kingsleigh is an outcast in Victorian England who is called back to a world from her childhood to defeat the oppressive monarch, the Red Queen.
On paper, Tim Burton and Alice in Wonderland seem like a match made in heaven, and this movie has qualities in it that support that idea. However, the product is a disappointment in terms of story and overall direction. It's clear that Burton, who even admitted this, doesn't understand the source material. What we're given is a movie that doesn't possess the satirical whimsy of the original stories. Alice in Wonderland is a journey-type story; "road…
Okay this is a tricky movie, i'll get in to what i didn't like then what i did like.
- The acting in this movie was both good and bad, I've never seen or read anything else about Alice in wonderland how i can't really compare. But Johnny Depp was over the top as the mad hatter, and basically turned into a joke of himself. Everyone else was okay.
- This movie really doesn't fell like a Tim Burton movie, it's too colorful
but im told that Alice in wonderland is supposed to be colorful.
- The CGI in this movie looks bad i can easy point out the CGI and that's not how it's supposed to look.
Other then those problems i thought everything else is okay.
Sorely disappointing in so, so many regards.
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!