Demotivational Poster of the Day

Demotivational Poster of the Day

Friday, April 2, 2010

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

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.
Alice in Wonderland is an entertaining story about a girl who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy universe. A well known story that most will know, this particular adaptation has a darker twist to it which will cause some of the younger audience to potentially miss out. The acting was fabulous and the animation was stellar. Johnny Depp immersed himself in his role as the Mad Hatter and Mia Wasikowska played Alice perfectly. The other casting was excellent. Visually, the film was stunning. I loved the scenes with the Red Queen because of the animation used on her body. It was intriguing to watch. The film is a fantasy and every aspect of the story, acting, and music play into that. I would not recommend for kids under the age of 10. The film is darker than it appears and kids could become easily spooked. A wonderful adaptation of this well known fantasy, but it's more in line for an older audience. If you are a Tim Burton fan, you will love this film.
This movie is the most amazing thing I have ever seen! Tim Burton never ceases to amaze me. Yet another brilliant master piece. Johnny Depp is magical! Anne Hathaway really steps out of her comfort zone in this one, and boy, is she awesome!
Have modern movie audiences have been spoiled by a plethora of blockbusters so they can't accept a modest gem for what it is? Professional critics were kinder to "Alice in Wonderland" than amateur ones, but Lewis Carroll's nonsense is hard to top, and anyone who even comes close deserves respect. Absalom was the best blue caterpillar I've seen anywhere, and Johnny Depp stole the show as the Mad Hatter. Helena Bonham Carter was a terrific Red Queen and Anne Hathaway a wistful white one. The fat boys looked cuddly and the flowers attractive. I missed the White Knight, the Red King and a few other supporting players and felt the finale smacked too much of "Lord of the Rings" but all in all found this a serviceable version. By the way, when Carroll first asked, "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" he didn't know the answer; years later it came to him: "Because Poe write on both!"
I want to have children now so they can see this move. Anyone want to have my offspring out there?


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