What makes this Alice in Wonderland
different is Alice is 19 years old and is escaping an unfortunate
marriage proposal in the stiff Victorian world.
This version takes her below ground in
a new world through a rabbit hole into another reality.
I found this version worked okay with all
the kooky costumes and creepy fantasy landscaping, giving it
a whole new look.
Why not? It's all make-believe anyway.
This classic must have a curse on it, because
it has never been made into a good movie.
Visually stunning, with absolutely no relation
to the original story, Tim Burton shows us that 3-D can be impressive
and good story-telling is just plain boring.
It's a trip down the rabbit hole with the
Mad Hatter channeling Braveheart while Alice relives Joan
This isn't the Wonderland I remember!
Art direction is king, and Burton handles
it with his typical panache.
However, rewriting such inspirational literature
is a sacrilege that neither he nor the confusing Johnny Depp
can ever recover from.
Curioser and curiouser, Lewis Carroll.
I wasn't very thrilled with the making
of a whole new Wonderland of Lewis Carroll's 1865 literary classic
about a young English girl who follows a white rabbit into a
This new story returns Alice, now a 19-year-old,
to Wonderland for the first time since her childhood.
As I viewed this adaptation of the movie
fantasy, I kept looking for the wonder of it all, but was left
with a dazzle-free, humdrum, joyless, wiped-out version of Wonderland.
The flick puffs out the tale, with a mild
mix of film making deeds.