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Yea not bad, not great
sorry what. why is nobody as outraged by this as i am? they removed all the whimsy and surrealism from the book and original disney version and instead turned it into a narnia-lite piece of hollywood shit. johnny depp was reliably good, until he did a fucking cringeworthy dance, as was bonham-carter, but besides that nowt, especially awful was matt lucas as tweedle-dee and tweedle-dum. maybe out of my own ignorance to not having read up about it as well as the COMPLETELY MISLEADINGN trailers i was aghast to find it was a sequel of sorts and not a reworking of alice's adventures in wonderland whereby they raped the entire wonderland and made it the scene of some godawful story about alice rejecting a proposal and finding herself back in wonderland, finding a sword, slaying a motherfucking jabberwocky and then getting a job as an apprentice where she hoped to establish trade links with china? sorry what? no walrus and the carpenter, my favourite part of alice in wonderland? implied romantic tension between alice and the mad hatter??!
the more i think about it the angrier i get. who gave tim burton authority to make millions off marketing this as 'alice in wonderland' when infact it turns up in wonderland, takes a shit on it through one of the laziest and most upsettingly dull storylines ever, and then leaves, clutching bags and bags of cinema-goers money.
it was good fun. you can't exactly hold up the disney version as being more pure when its just as different from the book and pretty simplified in its own way.
as pretty much every film version of 'Alice in Wonderland' has been - all of them have been a conflation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass anyway.
The Walrus and the Carpenter don't actually appear in Alice in Wonderland anyway, someone jsut reads a poem about them, they don't interact with any of the characters and poetry reading does not an AMAZING film make (with maybe the exception of Jane Campion's Bright Star)
i dun't really know what you were expecting, but the very idea of a faithful adaptation of Alice in Wonderland is frankly ridiculous.
And I reject utterly that Lewis Carroll's work is in any way whimsical.
Fucking same old boring 'wacky' chacacter eveytime yeah fuck off, cunbt.
it's getting really repetitive.
Generally OK, not bad, decent time passer.
Imagine if Tim Burton directed a movie adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
Not worth £15 the Imax charged me, the 3D and CGI wasn't a patch on Avatar. Also not worth the 4 hour travel time it took me (thanks South West Trains). Okish though...
I liked the mad hare who threw stuff at people the best.
then she decided she wanted to see this instead. didn't even get any fun on the back row for my troubles. 2/10