Can’t Say Too Much…


That’s all that needs to be said, truthfully.


Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland enthralls and inspires. The CG effects (that literally pop in 3D) and the acting of Johnny Depp (Mad Hatter), Helena Bonham Carter (Red Queen), and Mia Wasikowska (Alice) draw you in.

There’s no escaping Wonderland here.

The idea is based off Lewis Carroll’s books Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

And this time its Alice’s second adventure though Wonderland. She has forgotten the reality of her first adventure, and has lost herself (slightly anyway) in the rigorous reality of the Victorian age.

In the “real world” nineteen-year-old Alice is expected to start her adult life and in Wonderland Alice is destined to slay the Jabberwocky. This tale chronicles her adventure of finding herself and the strength to do what she wants (and needs).

Unfortunately, or is fortunately, Alice’s coming-of-age story has some nasty characters (like the Red Queen, who frequently yells “off with his/her head” and worries about ruling with everyone loving her or hating her) and some loony side-kicks (like the near bi-polar Mad Hatter, whose slips in angry lunacy is marked by the darkening of his eyes and eyeliner).

Alice’s growth is endearing and the Mad Hatter’s plight is stirring. The music, the CG scenery of flowers with faces and Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and the characters that disappear and reappear hold it all together. No character is forgotten and no music is displaced.

In one word, Alice is just – spectacular.

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  1. Nate
    19/03/2010 at 10:59 am Permalink

    I thouroughly enjoyed this film. Depp is amazing, as always. They did a fantastic job with the Chesire Cat.

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