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I saw Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland last week on opening night, and I promised that I’d write up a review afterwards. You guys may well disagree vehemently with me, but this is my brutally honest opinion. I promise I won’t give away any big plot-revealing secrets, though I suppose we all already knew the plot anyhow… Here it is:
Meh – notsomuch, at least in my humble opinion. I felt like there was a ton of potential in the kooky creatures: the cheshire cat, the white rabbit, the hare, the caterpillar, you get the idea. Burton did a great job with the Tweedles and the mad hare (maybe my fave), but really, that’s about it. The animals all made but a very brief appearance in the movie and really left me wanting more. The cheshire cat popped in and out of a few scenes and really just left me hanging.
As for the people creatures, Johnny Depp was w-e-i-r-d as the Mad Hatter, even for Johnny. He tottered back and forth between a loony with a lisp to some sort of militant Scottish fellow. What? Yeah, I don’t know. I did LOVE Helena as the Queen of Hearts. She was adorable, bizarre, and basically just perfect for the part. She gave the movie just about the only spark it really had. Alice seemed rather lifeless throughout; really, I wanted to shake her awake a few times. Anne Hathaway as the White Queen? One word – obnoxious. I really, really like her in her other roles, and this one just got under my skin. She carried herself like some Barbie/fairy princess hybrid, and what’s with the goth lips and nails on this all holy light character?
I guess, like I said, that my disappointment stems from my expectations. Tim and Johnny are just so good that it seemed like this had to be on par with everything else they’ve done. Not so. I thought the SyFy Channel’s Alice was much more creative and better-executed.
Really though, this is just one leetle opinion. What do you chickadees think of the new Alice in Wonderland? Love it? Hate it? Tell me!