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Movie Review: Alice in Wonderland

And here I thought I'd never enjoy another movie after having seen Avatar... It just goes to show that you can't compare apples and lychee nuts.

Context: Enough like the original story that it's recognizable. All the expected characters are there.

Acting: Stellar. Johnny Depp outdoes himself as the Hatter, the rest of the cast, for the most part, is not a whit behind him for convincing and spot-on performances. Alice is splendid. One or two characters didn't seem like they had been given enough to work with, which is my only justification for deducting a star.

CG: Deliberately less than realistic in some places - after all, they are in wonderland, and not on Pandora. The atmosphere works very well.

3D Usage: Effective. Nothing corny flying out of the screen at you. The added depth enhanced my viewing pleasure.

The fact that my daughter actually took me to the show, as a little thankyou for helping her get back from Costa Rica and squared away here, and being able to watch it with her after an absence of 7 months: Priceless.

Overall Rating: 9 out of 10 Stars


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alaskawolf
Mar. 6th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
sounds like an excellent film to see :)
dhlawrence
Mar. 6th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
If anyone's going to create an Alice close to the book, it's Tim Burton. He didn't have to make it freaky--it was like that already ;)
carlfoxmarten
Mar. 7th, 2010 08:48 am (UTC)
Hmm, that's different from what two other (lesser known to me) reviewers said.
I wonder if they never liked or even read those two books...

I think I might try watching it if it comes to my local cheap theater, or if someone offers to take me.
(my budget has been stretched quite a lot these past few weeks, and now Tim Horton's is having their Roll Up The Rim contest again...)
r_caton
Mar. 8th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
Not seen yet, but Niece gets a discount at a particular cinema....

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