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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…
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.
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.
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.
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.…
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…
Having watched the Disney Alice in Wonderland and the European TV series, I had high hopes for this movie. Unfortunately, it didn't deliver in the grand way I wanted it too. Mad Hatter plays a more sizable role in this Tim Burton, unlike the other Alice movies before it. It doesn't resemble Carroll's book or its Disney counterpart much and not in a good way.The writing doesn't make much sense and the presentation is lifeless. Having so many favorable actors and actresses, one would think this movie would nail it. However, this isn't Tim Burton's best movie nor Depp's, Hathaway's or Carter's. Why does the White Queen constantly have to make absurd poses with her hands? Depp used to play…
Not at all the dull, obvious tale of self-actualization the nay-sayers would have you believe it is; no, Burton's latest offering is actually a tale of self-remembrance and self-renewal. Indeed, Alice's jaunt to Wonderland/Underland is something of a homecoming for her, during which she endeavors to reclaim the daringness and perspicaciousness of her youth. Contains one of the best and most frightening scenes of the year: the Mad Hatter remembers, nay re-lives the massacring of his people by the Red Queen.
Alice in Wonderland is so devoid of any passion that despite its toned-down weirdness compared to director's other works, the film is still very difficult to follow.
To say this is is the worst sack of shit that ever existed Tim Burton's overrated, pretentious film student ass would actually be an understatement. To this day it still baffles me that disgusting excuse for a film made 1 billion fucking dollars. 1 billion fucking dollars. Can somebody please tell douchebag Burton that it's his time to step down and let some actual talent take his place. This man is the definition of a cinematic whore.
Burton remains loyal to Lewis Carroll's stories of the "literary nonsense" genre and presents a visually stunning landscape of wackiness. Johnny Depp of course steals the show - but this is not a movie for children, despite the Disney label. That is unless your children are interested in moats of severed heads and an exceptionally creepy Crispin Glover. Favorite scene: any scene where Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter interact.
Mia Wasikowska is a revelation in a typical Tim Burton film, that is full of action, very fun and visually stunning. From a screenplay point of view, it could've been better in quality, but it could've lost that special vibe that makes Alice artistically different.
LOVE LOVE LOVE <3 This movie is my type of ish. This takes you to another universe . Watched it in 3D = amaze balls !
Enjoyed the film, loved the cat and the caterpillar. Really getting over 3D movies and it's only my 2nd since Avatar. Don't think this film needed 3D to be honest.
I want to start off by saying that I've been waiting quite some to time to see this movie. And I was pretty disappointed with what I got. I just was not impressed with the direction Tim Burton went with it. If Guillermo del Toro had directed it, I'd probably be in line right now to see it again, but he didn't so...Now don't take that the wrong way. Tim Burton's Wonderland, or Underland, or whatever they call it was visually arresting. The dark tones that he are known for fit perfectly in this world, but the story is so dull and paper thin, that I had to fight dozing off a couple times. The set up was great.
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(Last Updated: 4 March 2014)
In early 1923, Kansas City, Missouri animator Walt Disney created a short film entitled Alice's…