Release Date: March 5, 2010 (Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D)
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Tim Burton
Screenwriter: Linda Woolverton
Starring: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Mia Wasikowska, Michael Sheen
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG (for fantasy action/violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar)
Official Website: Disney.com
Synopsis– Alice is always told what to do and how to live her life… while having dreams of the strange Wonderland. But one day she tries to run away from her world in which she is bossed around… and returns to a Wonderland ruled by the Red Queen were Alice learns to make her own path and decide her own destiny.
So the graphics were nice on one hand. But on the other hand- sometimes they looked extremely fake. Like in Crispin Glover’s character- he has to ride a horse… the horse could have been a real one… why did they have to use a CGI horse????? It looked fake, too.
Mia Wasikowska did a wonderful job of playing Alice, the casting was perfect. Everyone nailed their roles… of course Johnny Depp was great as well… but Ms. Wasikowska stole the show.
I like the little details abut Alice… like the fact that she wont harm animals or her decision making… the way she handles problems and makes her own destiny was a really great touch to her character, and in my opinion the best part of the movie.
But unfortunately this movie had a fucking HORRIBLE story. I hated the ending.
Without spoiling the movie i can say that the main story for this movie has been done 50,000 times. As soon as the movie starts you can guess how it ends. hey actually show you in a scroll (they call it a calendar) how the movie ends.
And i KNOW that “nothing is original” anymore… and that its VERY difficult to come up with an original story now a days since everything’s been done. But this story was painfully overdone. Ill discuss it with full spoilage in my next podcast.
It was just such a PREDICTABLE story! I can name 45 movies with the same exact ending and plot. Avatar and Twilight did the same thing… but at least they brought NEW things to the table and CHANGED it completely, therefore making a new era of their own version of the story. trailblazers, not followers.
It seemed to me that Tim Burton was more worried in Burton-izing Wonderland then write a solid story. He seemed to want people to say “Oh cool! Wonderland but from Burton’s POV!” and completely forgot that the story makes a movie, not the effects.
Which is what sets Christopher Nolan apart from Cameron, Bay and Burton.
Some parts of the story were truly touching, it was somewhat funny and it had a good feel. Bu the story killed all of that.
Visual Effects: 80%
OVERALL: 76% C
Here is the trailer: