Friday, October 12, 2012

Lovely Movies: Alice in Wonderland

Recently I rediscovered Alice in Wonderland. I bought myself the book, the Disney dvd and also finally saw the Tim Burton version. Of course it's extremely different from what we were used too, but I still really liked it.


The decision to make it into a kind of "sequel" was a great one. Had it just been a remake I probably wouldn't have liked it as much.


As is the case with most book-to-movie-movies and remakes, there are still a couple of things I dislike. I thought Anne Hathaway was an extremely odd choice for a Tim Burton movie. But I loved the mad hatter. And Absolem too. And the whole thing is just visually stunning.

There was something in the story that bothered, it was a bit vague or perhaps a bit too shallow, but I can't really put my finger on it.

Overall, still pretty magnificent.

17 comments:

  1. I feel like the only thing the movie had going for it was the visual appeal. It looked good, colorful, etc. But it wasn't really engaging to me.

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  2. Oh, I've actually got a cute Alice costume for Halloween. But I don't think I'm going to wear a blonde wig.

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  3. This Alice is a very beautiful rendition, if a little dark (but it really is a dark story, isnt it?)

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  4. I love Time Burton. He puts such a beautiful, dark spin on everything.

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  5. I liked both versions very much so, i cant say which one i like most. You know? I mean im partial to Johnny Depp because he's incredible but I'm also partial to Walt Disney and his creativeness too. Both so good. I have the book, but i have yet to read it. Did you like it?

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    1. I have yet to read it too, but I have been listening to the audiobook online and really enjoyed that:)

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  6. Totally agree with you! I'm a HUGE Burton fan, so I pretty much like everything he's done (Mars Attacks included haha) and Alice in Wonderland left me feeling... well, I could never put my finger on it, as you say!
    The idea of him doing Alice in Wonderland was, in itself, fabulous.
    I went to the cinema when it first came out and to my surprise- I fell asleep!! (on an IMAX screen too...)
    The overall story could have done with a lot more work.
    Like Bethany said- visually, it was everything I expected from Tim Burton (although I could've done without too much CGI and more puppetry/real life stuff) but the movie itself... eh.
    [sorry, I seemed to have rambled on!]

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    1. That is actually a great point. Though I thought the CGI looked great, now you've mentioned it, I think it might have worked better with puppets too. I think the storyline wouldn't have bothered us so much that way either.

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  7. I loved this film too! I agree with you about anne hathaway though, I also said afterwards that I didn't like her in it. My favourite was the mad hatter and all his hats. I'm sure that was probably most people favourite character!

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one! I usually don't have a problem with her at all, but this was just off.

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  8. i'm a huge tim burton and alice in wonderland fan, but i did feel a bit underwhelmed when i finished the movie. i mean, everything looked stunning and beautifully dark, but like you said, there was something missing :/

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  9. considering I adre Tim Burton and I adore Alice in Wonderland, I remember my husbabd and I left the cinema a little bit unhappy. nothimg to say about visual effects, but the remake in itself was not so impressing.you're right, smth in the story bothered..but my main impression is that the girl chosen to be alice was not impressive at all. I dind't like her!

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    1. The actress that played Alice is phenomenal. I really love her work, but I have to agree with you that she's not a great fit for Alice. Too bad!

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  10. I enjoyed the movie but I thought it was really missing the satire. The book was satirical and I think they made the characters too complex in this movie rather than cartoonish(other than visually). They packed too many "feelings" into the movie and couldn't focus properly on any of them in the span of a movie, and that left me feeling disconnected from it. Just my theory, haha. But aesthetically, it was stunning.

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    1. Yes, that's probably it! It completely lacked humor! Had that been done better, it might have been a different story alltogether.

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  11. I recently saw the movie and thought it was wonderful. and I do agreed with you on Anne Hathaway - I find her an odd choice for the white queen & it's mostly because of her dark eyebrows.

    I always the thought the same characters were suppose to mirror the ones in wonderland, much like wizard of oz where the people Dorothy knows in real like played the characters in oz but it's not so in this movie version which I thought it's okay and I had wanted it that way. tweedledee and tweedledum are favorite characters in the movie, I like the way they argue.

    anyway, thanks for your visit & have a sweet day.

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