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Alice In Wonderland (Tim Burton 2010)

Featuring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp & Michael Sheen

Format: DVD | Rating: PG

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  Weird, yet enjoyable.

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I am giving this 3 stars rather than 4 purely because I did not like the way Alice was potrayed in this remake. She was more moody and annoying in this one! However, I did enjoy the dark and mysterious theme and although I did not have the chance to watch it in 3D, I did still enjoy it very much - although not as much as anticipated..

  I was expecting better.

| | See all Hellomynameis's reviews (20)

Tim Burton's films are amazing but with this film I was kind of disappointed, I found the girl who played Alice was a bit bland, all the other actors were great. It's one to watch, just don't expect it to be as good as some of the other Tim Burton films.

  Horrible milking from Tim Burton & Company

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This review is written with those in mind that actually CARE about the content of the original Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass books. Lewis Carroll wrote alot more than Alice and her adventures, but it is still what he for the most part is remember for.

Through the Looking Glass has a poem which is part of something Carroll did exceptionally well, called nonsense verse. This Poem is called Jabberwocky and is basically a very simple tale about a boy who becomes a knight when he slays a very mysterious-looking creature called the Jabberwock.

This entire movie is based on a story Tim Burton has made out of this poem, which although very fun to read, is not a very eventful poem at all. This leaves the movie SEVERLY lacking in the story-department and also takes alot of the fun I used to have with reading this poem out of. The poem mentions two words, "Bandersnatch" and "Jub-jub Bird". Up until this movie was released, I did not know nor did I WISH to know what a Bandersnatch looks like. Now I know, because Tim Burton has made one - in full, mind-blowing 3d! Very little is explained exactly how the Bandersnatch came to be and why it is working for the Red Queen. It just finds itself in the movie never the less. Like I said, these kinds of things happens all the time throughout the movie and it seems to me that Burton just assumes that we are going to understand it somehow. He never bothered with a real explanation.

Also, for some reason, Alice seems to be almost the sidekick here while the Mad Hatter sails up as the protagonist. The reason for this is probably because the Mad Hatter is portrayed by Johnny Depp. If he had chosen a lesser name, maybe the story wouldn't have suffered as much. As the story progresses, it becomes very clear that Tim is not at all certain of what he is trying to do or what his aim is with this "remake" of Alice's adventures. In the end, it turns out as a completely unneccesary movie and something that robs the original books of its profound deeper sense of humour and wit instead of adding. On the other hand, it also makes you prefer the book to the movie - which in turn makes the books that much better. But I would always prefer that book to any movie. It cannot be remade on the screen.

All in all, I think this was a horrible attempt at Alice's adventures and although the acting is horrible, the 3d looks like plastic and the story is about as thorough as an episode of "Days of our lives", I did enjoy the Caterpillar simply because he is voiced by Alan Rickman. I dont think children will care about this sort of thing at all, but for grownups who is interested in the aftermath of an old classic - I advise you to stay away!

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  An amazing, enchanted masterpiece!

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This movie is absolutly brilliant! The acting is fantastic, the costumes are wonderful, the story is enchanting... the list goes on. Best film of the year so far :)

  Alice in wonderland (2010)

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what a fantastic family film! My son & i watched it this afternoon it no way compare's to other versions we've seen & it's amazing!!no other can come close to the acting,choice of actor's & the effects etc are breath taking!!if you haven't seen it yet do,you won't be disappointed ,the kids will love it & want to watch it over & over again!Top marks to all involved in this amazing masterpiece!

  A spin on an old classic

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Lewis Carroll and Tennial (drawings) would have been proud to see their work still appreciated today. I was enthralled from start to finish. Shame the oysters and the Walrus & the Carpenter (also Humpty Dumpty) were left out. I would recommend reading a copy of the original version with Tennial's drawings. From a Kidult aged 60!

  I'm late I'm late...

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Absolutely brilliant family flick with all the fun and fantasy of the original book which has been wrapped up into another Disney classic from the genius Tim Burton.

  not as good as i thought it would be

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don't get me wrong it's not a bad film, just not as good as everyone has made it out to be

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  Good!

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I think you have to understand what you're getting into before you watch this. It's a film designed for children, so it probably won't excite and amaze all the adults that watch it. It's good for what it is, and for young children, it has everything - excitement, element of danger, happy moments, scary moments...everything!

Ok, so it's a little disjointed in parts, I won't deny, but it's fine. The kids won't notice and as adults, well, surely you can allow a little leeway, considering the CGI and the graphics are pretty stunning all the way through.

It's good, at the right pace and if you can overlook the slight storyline jumps, and a few parts that don't seem to make sense, it's going to be fun for the whole family. Johnny Depp is always truly amazing in most things he does, so you won't be disspointed there!

I would strongly recommend this!

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  Good But Not That Good

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Hyped Up way to much, as a film know-all I have known about this film for at least 4 years, and when it was finally released it was a bit of a let down, good in 3D, and and ok film

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