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MOVIE REVIEW
This week's reviewed movie is:
Alice in Wonderland

GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

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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 of Arc.

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 fantastical world.

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.


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