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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.
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.
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 fell in love with this movie.
The whole Alice in Wonderland mythology is a wonderful place to visit, and I got lost in this visit to it.
Tim Burton is an artist. I've known this for a long time, but like any good artist every visit is a blunt reminder of that fact. Every scene is a painting with so much going on that you want to keep hitting pause. I know it isn't all Burton, but also his team of artists, designers and cinematographers that help realize his vision. When I say Burton, know that I mean all the creative people he brings with him.
I'm glad I didn't see this movie in 3D. To really make…
Visually inspired as the rest of Burton's films, but the update of the story is nothing of note.
Alice in Wonderland has some good visuals and an interesting overall atmosphere, but that's pretty much it.
Very much a Tim Burton film for better and worse. It’s visually engaging but otherwise lacking, not only in character and storyline but also charm as it feels more like a demented Technicolor art show than an actual film.
Godawful mistreatment of a venerated classic.
The visuals are pretty good. Unfortunately, it ends there.
Story very very different from the books or the Disney version, but graphically beautiful to look at.
HELENAAAA also Tim
We all know the story of Alice in Wonderland, but this isn't that story. This is the story of what happened many years after that. When doing a sequel to such an established work, it would really work better if it kept the same tone and got its facts straight. And even if this movie was more faithful to the original stories, it's still far too boring to matter.
Alice (Mia Wasikowska) has stumbled back into Underland many years later, but things are not as she remembers. In fact, she doesn't remember having been there before at all. Despite this, the citizens of Underland need her to come to her senses and help them defeat the wicket Red Queen (Helena…
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
(Last Updated: 11 October 2014)
In early 1923, Kansas City, Missouri animator Walt Disney created a short film entitled Alice's…