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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.…
An under appreciated Tim Burton film I find. I think the 3-D threw it off in theatres. It was great to see Mia Wasikowska break out, Johnny Depp and Helena Bottom Carter stole the show. If you break the film done there are also many great underlying themes to this movie. I do believe that people who didn't like this at first should give it another shot.
Damn you Disney.
Just another Burton movie. If you have seen a few of his movies, then you know it's just the same.
Average telling of Alice this was the beginning of turning Disney animated movie into live action
A different view of an old story, a fantasy directed by Tim Burton and written by Linda Woolverton, starring Mia Wasikowska as Alice Kingsleigh with Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter.
This colourful story is inspired by the Lewis Carroll's 1865 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its 1871 sequel Through the Looking-Glass. Here Wasikowska plays a nineteen-year-old Alice, and she is told that she can restore the White Queen to her throne because she is the only one who can slay the Jabberwock, a dragon-like creature that is controlled by the Red Queen and terrorizes Underland's inhabitants…
At the 83rd Academy Awards, Alice in Wonderland won Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design, and was also nominated for Best Visual Effects. It is Burton's interpretation of the children's classic, and to me was refreshing... I would not say it was a bad movie... no... it was unusual movie with lots of characters who'll stay in my mind.
Sympa ce retour en enfance ! Mais pas tellement mon genre de film ...
It's probably not Tim Burton's worst film (2001's "Planet of the Apes" is another strong contender for that title) but "Alice in Wonderland" is a gigantic mess. It takes the books by Lewis Carroll and uses them as fodder for yet another attempt to emulate Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" model: CGI spectacle, big battle sequences, a well-developed sense of world-building and mythology.
But is it wrong that I cautiously endorse such an approach? Let's face it: Carroll's source material is nothing but an episodic collection of weird, stoned-philosophical set pieces driven by their own inscrutable dream logic. Perhaps David Lynch would be able to fashion that into a film, but otherwise every "Alice in Wonderland" adaptation I've seen…
'Money, it's gas.' - Money, Pink Floyd
Remember the surreal, trippy imagery of the 1951 Disney film?
Imagine that, but again and with a bland chosen-one story you've heard a million times before.
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…
[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…