Alice In Wonderland

This is the story of an older Alice who returns to Wonderland long after her trip as a young girl, and mixes with the book “Alice and Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass.” Directed by Tim Burton it is an artsy and rather dark tale compared to the whimsical story by Lewis Carol. Some people loved it, some people hated it. It depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for an eye opening film that goes skin deep, you probably won’t find it here; but if you’re looking for great entertainment with laughs, epic 3D, and great characters, Alice and Wonderland is definitely for you.As I came out of the theater I felt very content. No life change, but it was a very enjoyable movie. Beautiful score by Danny Elfman, and Johnny Depp and the rest of the cast were all great.

So entertainment wise, you will really enjoy the ride.

2 thoughts on “Alice In Wonderland”

  1. I’ve never read Alice In Wonderland or Through the Looking Glass, but have always been fascinated by the many live and animated versions of these stories. Tim Burton’s Alice was quite excellent in his treatment of the characters. Allowing Alice to grow up and revisit Wonderland was a clever way of continuing Lewis Carrol’s tales.

  2. I too found the film to be a dark and artsy look at the Alice in Wonderland pathos. The cast was top-notch (though I felt that Helena Bonham Carter was forcing the evil in the power-hungry Red Queen), and they don’t let the visuals outshine them. As always, Johnny Depp delivers a breathtaking performance that only he could deliver.

    What I didn’t like was how Alice couldn’t remember her first trek to Wonderland. It’s as if Tim Burton wanted to do his own take on Alice in Wonderland, but was pressured into making it a sequel. The story wouldn’t have been any different if Alice remembered her first adventure down the rabbit hole, making her weak remembrance feel out of place and unwelcomed.

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