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Plot: 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.
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Movie Review: ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is a beautiful world to behold
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is a sequel and not a retelling of the original children’s novels by Lewis Carroll. In this film, Alice is now 19-years old, and soon after the death of her father, is proposed to be married away. Feeling pressured, she runs off, following a white rabbit, which leads her to Wonderland, a place she only vaguely remembers from childhood. There, she meets past familiar faces as the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), the Blue Caterpillar (Alan Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry), and eventually the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), who has been terrorizing the land with her harsh rule and beheading of heads. Alice finds out that her destiny is to end the Red Queen’s rule by slaying the queen’s dragon, Jabberwocky, as written in the prophesy. Along the way she meets up with all sorts of colorful characters.
If you remember, Steven Spielberg’s Hook was the live action sequel to Peter Pan. Similarly, Tim Burton’s film is very much like a close cousin, except it’s about Alice. The progression of the story is also kind of similar, where the main character, Alice, like Peter, must rediscover herself and finally defeat her nemesis. Likewise, both films are both elaborately staged, they are both about growing up and making choices, and there’s a big showdown. Chances are if one liked Hook, one will find many things to like about Alice.
Tim Burton’s version of the Wonderland’s environments are gorgeous, imaginatively created, lots of colorful details, and breathes life. The castles are sleek and intricately designed. The creatures are generally live versions (CG) of the Disney’s previous animated version, and they’re even more odder and fun to look at. I particularly loved the portrayal of the Chesire Cat in this film, and the way he snakes through midair like water feels very natural, although it wouldn’t feel so natural in real life. Only complaint I may have in terms of visuals would probably be where we see CG versions of natural creatures like dogs–they’re not particularly stylized so their CG-ness can be more noticeable.
Danny Elfman’s score fits the environment just right, giving added intensity when needed. This film is essentially Tim Burton’s playground and even if there wasn’t any story, it still would be plenty of fun to just watch the loony characters in their environment. I will add that 3-D aspect of it helped a lot.
Johnny Depp plays the Mad Hatter with usual gusto, as he brings much energy and quirkiness to such an oddball character. I suppose there is a mix of Willy Wonka and Jack Sparrow in there somewhere. Given that other characters are mostly or completely CG, Johnny Depp’s character can feel a bit of out of place, as he still feels human. Helena Bonham Carter as the big-headed (literally) Red Queen is fun, expressive, and extremely likable for such a short-tempered character. Mia Wasikowska is particularly noteworthy as Alice, which she plays with free-spirited pluckiness, charm, and beauty.
The story, admittedly, is a simple one, although it is to the story’s credit that Alice is now an adult–it helps since many happenings in Wonderland can be quite unfriendly, bizarre, and grotesque. Thankfully, no more worries about some dream causing some lifelong trauma to some poor child. I also appreciated the fact that her Wonderland, like dreams, is an extension of her frustrations with the “real” world, where she felt she had many “expectations” from outside forces. At the same time, it’s not like Where the Wild Things Are, where other characters are actually projections of real-life people from the main character’s life. For example, to read Mad Hatter as an extension of her father feels a bit like a stretch, although the Red Queen could possibly represent her future mother-in-law since they both dislike animals. Certainly, one can merely enjoy it at face value and the creativity of this world and be fine with it.
Overall, I enjoyed this world of Alice. In one sense, that may be the important thing, if one were to stick to the flavor of the original novel. The story within the Wonderland, I felt, wasn’t as poignant as “real life” moments, which were filmed with much love and detail. Given the fact that original story consisted of series of random events and character interactions, it was nice to see the characters work together a bit. The overall result isn’t something beyond what one would expect from this style of work, but it’s fun, and where it succeeds, it succeeds well, thanks to the consistency of Tim Burton’s imaginative visuals. *** out of **** stars.
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If Lewis Carrol were alive, I believe it would be at this time that he would commit suicide.
Imagine having no hope for something and it still managing to let you down. It began with a pleasant waltz through a fairytale, as depicted in Disney’s rendition of the brilliant satire-laden wonderment: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carrol. It has turned into another epic movie, simply seeking to reach into your pockets, and, with what nostalgia is left since your own childhood, throw the last of your hard earned money at an utter failure in script and creativity, at something that looked as though it couldn’t possibly fail this hard (with names such as “Tim Burton” and “Johnny Depp”. Let us understand a few things here:
-There appears to be no logic process by which the stretching and un-stretching of her attire takes place. It seems that it is simply an idiotic method of plugging fashion.
-The CG characters are the most unmemorable since “9” and have about 0 (zero) effect on the story, other than of course, the cat who decides to ruin the only decent possibility of plot in the entire movie.
-Alice causes the majority of conflict (the scratch on her arm) by denying medical attention from the Cheshire Cat for no apparent reason other than her idiocy.
-The Cheshire Cat ends up being the essential downfall, in my opinion, of the plot, wherein I did indeed sigh loudly and wish that I were anywhere other than in the theater; the cat was used by Burton as a Deus ex Machina in order to save (essentially a plot element that discredits any writer by introducing an exceptionally easy solution to a seemingly impossible problem, with no given expectation that the aforementioned element had such abilities) the character of the Mad Hatter, which is so inconceivably pointless.
-For some reason, this attractive girl seems to show some sort of affection towards the Mad Hatter, and he, in turn does the same, which offers up an awkward feeling as this (elderly? I guess that was what they were inferring by the bags under his eyes) Mad Hatter, with his crooked, altogether oddly shaped eyes, hits on our heroine, the perpetually dumbfounded Alice.
-One more easily predictable movie, no depth whatsoever; seriously, no thought necessary once you enter into the theater. The humor is sub-par: half the audience chuckled about 3 times during the film. I do believe there was more laughing during the preview of “The Karate Kid” than during the actual movie.
-Expect to hear Alice claim that she’s in a dream for the majority of the movie, then change her mind until she becomes so confused that smoke literally pours out of her ears.
To sum up what you should know before the movie, this movie is utterly useless. The script is nonsense in a way that defies nonsense. Bland characters, with an all-too-common Johnny Depp running around as though he’s just woken up from a hangover and mainlined dope into his eyeball. This is Hollywood pumping movies out that it knows will make a couple of bucks. For the love of whatever invisible man you believe in, do not see it.
Here are a couple of questions to ask yourself after the movie has ended, because maybe, just maybe, you didn’t believe how horrendous it could be.
1. WHY does the Mad Hatter slip in and out of a Scottish accent? 2. WHO honestly expected her to become a sailor at the end of this movie? I MEAN WHAT THE ****? REAL GREAT SURPRISE HUH? 3. IF they could change their sizes using this potion, why do the inhabitants not simply make themselves (or Alice) really big and have her just stomp out the Jabberretard? 4. WHY, just WHY does the White Queen have to, at all times, have her hands up in some stupid position? 5. DON’T you wish you had read a review before going?
Far more preferential to myself and several of my peers was the plot of American McGee’s Alice, which was a severely macabre twist on the wonderland we once knew; also, the writers of Alice knew that in order to keep someone interested there has to be a storyline that involved a climax, or maybe, hold on to your hats folks, a surprise.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 48 min (108 min)
Genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Director Tim Burton
Writer Linda Woolverton (screenplay), Lewis Carroll (books)
Actors Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway
Country USA, UK
Awards Won 2 Oscars. Another 33 wins & 63 nominations.
Production Company Zanuck Company, Team Todd, Roth Films
Sound Mix DTS-ES, Dolby Digital EX, SDDS, Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Dalsa Evolution, Leica Lenses, Panavision Genesis HD Camera, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (domestic prints), Technicolor, USA (color) (prints: international)
Film Length 2,946 m (Spain), 2,963 m (Sweden), 2,993 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 50D 5201, Vision3 500T 5219), Digital, HDCAM
Cinematographic Process Digital (4K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), HDCAM SR (1080p/24) (source format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision Premier 2393), 70 mm (horizontal) (IMAX DMR blow-up) (dual-strip 3-D) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema (also 3-D version)