Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Ended up seeing this tonight by default because, since we were a bit too late for our first choice, there was absolutely nothing else on that we wanted to see.

There were some good aspects to this; the storyline wasn't merely a rehash of the original, Tweedledum & Tweedledee and the Cheshire Cat were well conceived, Mia Wasikowska in the title role did okay and Helena Bonham Carter / Crispin Glover were quite fun as the bad guys. The visual effects were very good (though the 3D effects were really not very impressive).

On the flip side, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen was awful, Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter was annoying and his accent even more changeable than his accent in Chocolat, there was very little actual humour in the movie, and frankly a lot of it was just dull and quite boring.

Not one of Tim Burton's finest hours, though I admit that a lot of people liked it more than I did. I actually enjoyed the old BBC adaptation a bit more than this one.


Alice in Wonderland 2010 Trailer

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Faylar said...

I have my review for this movie here:

In summary I think the storyline was boring and cliche, mad hatter was annoying and wrong in many ways, although the Cheshire Cat was done well.

And I thought Wonderland was supposed to be a place filled with nonsense.

Jessica said...

I was disappointed in a whole different way with this movie. I was upset that they didn't take the usual route to Alice in Wonderland... such a movie, with Burton in the lead, would be a trippp. I'm surprised to hear "cliche" or "boring" to describe the movie, because its really not like anything most people have seen before. The story itself wasn't 5 star, sure, but give it its credit for originality!

I'm a movie blogger meself, perhaps check it out =) Rather than blog about current movies (although I do do some of that), my focus is more on the many films throughout the last few decades that many people haven't seen, and should see, given a free weekend at BlockBuster!

Anonymous said...

I really like that it wasn't like the Alice in Wonderland that you read in children's books. I like that it was a bit different and even a little dark. It makes it more fun for the adults to watch with kids

CaptainD said...

It just seems to be one of those movies that really divides opinion... like a lot of Tim Burton movies, I guess.