The Red Queen was in power this whole time and they seem to be in good shape, but when Alice gets there the queen challenges them. However, this bloated mess is sure to rank in hundreds of millions of dollars, but it tugs at our wallets rather than our hearts. Despite some pretty nifty visuals, and jaw dropping set pieces, I found the movie to be incredibly dull, flat, and utterly full of itself. Storyline: Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. Sure, his special appearance, but weve seen it, and then in films like Edward scissors make sense of life. In the interim, the Cheshire Cat guides Alice to the March Hare and the Hatter.
If you are seated in the theatre watching a film called Alice in Wonderland you will not be surprised to find that the lead character of Alice is indeed the very same mentioned in the title. Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. I'm sure it's a combination of other Depp figurines. Later, Alice is found by Bayard the Bloodhound; but Alice insists upon helping the Hatter. There, she is stood up to by an undesirable proposition to be engaged to Hamish Ascot and the smothering desires of the general public in which she lives. 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.
Afterward, Alice is found by Bayard the Bloodhound; however Alice demands helping the Hatter. Alice the stone faced, newcomer Mia Wasisoska whose acting is limited to mildly concerned, mildly puzzled, and mildly agitated flees from an arranged marriage proposal from a wealthy lord. Everything visual is well appointed with lavish detail. The book reveals in its bizarre circumstances, absurd dialogue and weird characters. More amusing are Helena Bonham Carter and Crispin Glover, the latter of whom you wouldn't recognize.
Sure, it's weird looking, but we've seen it before, and back then in films like Edward Scissorhands it had a sense of purpose. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason--to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne. The Knave endeavors to allure Alice, yet she repels him, making an envious Red Queen arrange that Alice be decapitated. If your a fan of Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this movie is right up your ally. Alice in Wonderland is a 1951 British-American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the Alice books by Lewis Carroll. In the 13 years she's been gone, her friends seem to be in good health despite the Red Queen reigning over the land. The best part of this movie is probably Johnny Depps portrayal of the mad hatter who truly is mad.
There are some clever elements that owe only to good visual design and direction I'm sure, as the only other clever bits in the dialogue were the parts directly lifted from the originals. It seems intent on driving us to a narrative conclusion that few people will have had much stake in through its running time, simply because we're not giving much to care for. 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. 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. She, along with her , Dinah, sneaks away and dream a world full of nonsense. Alice boils down to mere eye candy-something that is visually pleasing, but is only a piece of fluff.
. I can't tell you that his character, The Mad Hatter, is an original. What we end up with is a mid-point that fails to get to grips with what enchants people about the Alice story, and another chance to see a beautiful waif walk around twisted, quasi-Gothic landscapes to a score by Danny Elfman. She sees giant creatures, she shrinks, flies on a hat, all without a yelp. Still I wonder what's going through her head when she decided to play Alice as oppressively jaded. You pay the man and he'll do his thing.
It doesn't matter that he's periodically possessed by a Scotsmanhe's in character and he's Johnny Depp so it must be fantastic, right? It's possible that my grade is affected by high expectations and lost potential. The gathering is then trapped by the Bandersnatch and a gathering of playing-card officers drove by the Knave of Hearts. It is still worth the high price of the 3-D admission to see some of the amazing animation and design, but the writing is extremely boring and clumsy, and the performances cannot save it. I was able to catch a prescreening of Alice in Wonderland tonight on March 2nd. The first person to blame would be Burton, since Wasikowska lacks leading experience. I suppose she's just as upset to have such a lifeless young girl in her land.
This was my first feature experience, and working for Tim Burton was a hell of a way to start. Unsure of how to reply, she pursues a rabbit in a blue waistcoat, and accidentally falls into a large rabbit hole. Overall this film isn't awful, but at the same time its no masterpiece, for an interesting film to look at I suppose this would be an alright choice, however if you want a great story and compelling acting, you might want to check out something else, because this isn't the movie you're looking for. Alice discovers that the Vorpal Sword, the main weapon equipped for executing the Jabberwock, is bolted inside the lair of the Bandersnatch. This was my first experience with, and work for Tim Burton was hell way start. Turns out this is the famous Alice who 13 years earlier ventured in to Wonderland. The Hatter helps Alice keep away from catch by enabling himself to be seized.
But, even as someone with a lot of time for his films, and a pre-existing bias, I couldn't really connect with this. And that's the problem, that Tim Burton, while he is still making decent films, has been a long way off special for some time now. If you have kids, I'm sure it'll be better than 90% of the dross that passes for family films now. The group is then ambushed by the Bandersnatch and a group of playing-card soldiers led by the Knave of Hearts. The Red Queen Bonham Carter, slightly overdoing it, but arguably the best actor of the bunch rules the land, but is pitted against the tiresome goodness and light of her sister, The White Queen Hathaway doing an air-headed imitation of, you guessed it, Captain Jack Sparrow. Not that this isn't an enjoyable experience in itself, and as seen in the vast Screen 1 at the Empire it is at times breathtakingly pretty.
I prefer Burton at his best with movies that attempt to involve the audience like Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, and Big Fish. She follows a curious white rabbit and tumbles down a hole into Underland, referred to as Wonderland by Alice. If you've seen anything at all on this movie, then the strengths are obvious. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason — to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne. Alice obtains the sword and befriends the Bandersnatch by returning its eye; escapes on the back of the Bandersnatch; and delivers the sword to the White Queen.