Alice In Wonderland

In Tim Burton’s re-imagining of  Alice in Wonderland, 19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror.

Vic’s Review:

Having seen the movie in 2D, there was moments where the focus was horribly offset: these were parts of the film that I could only assume were intentioned for 3D. On top of that, the dialogue was at times incredibly difficult to understand; especially from Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean, Edward Scissorhands) whose haphazard attempt at Scottish came in and out in his portrayal of the Mad Hatter.  Perhaps the only person you could truly understand was the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter – Sweeney Todd, Fight Club), but her bulbous head was distracting enough that you really didn’t pay much attention.

True, the story was full of dread and fancy as is usual with all of Tim Burton’s movies and from the start, you see his touch on the entire art design.  The only character I felt that was confusing was Stayne – Knave of Hearts (Crispin Glover – Willard, Back to the Future); until the end you could not truly tell if he was extremely tall and lanky, but he was definitely devious.

There were some funny moments throughout the film, although most very childish; Tim Burton opted for a darker story that falls short.  My recommendation: Unless you’re dying to see this movie in 3D, wait until it comes out on DVD/Blu-Ray and rent it.  Make sure you have the captions on if you want to understand what they are saying.

Vic’s Rating: 5 out of 10