Alice In Wonderland (2010)Closed Captioning
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Director Tim Burton and screenwriter Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King) team up to deliver this visually dazzling take on the classic Lewis Carroll tale. Nineteen-year-old Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is attending party at a lavish country estate when she sees a white rabbit with a pocket watch dart into the bushes. Curious, she follows the rabbit to an enormous tree, and tumbles down a hole that takes her to Underland, a strange world inhabited by anthropomorphic creatures in search of someone to save them from the dreaded Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), who has assumed control of the kingdom by decapitating anyone who dares disagree with her. According to a scroll detailing a historical timeline of Underland — including events that have not yet taken place — it is Alice who will set the kingdom free by defeating the Jabberwocky, a powerful dragon-like creature under the control of the Red Queen. But is this Alice the same Alice who appears in the scroll? While some of the creatures of Underland have their doubts, the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) and his friends are certain she's the same girl who previously visited them years ago. When the Red Queen kidnaps the Mad Hatter, Alice attempts to free her friend and locate the one weapon with the power to slay the Jabberwocky, thereby restoring the White Queen (Anne Hathaway) to the throne, and bringing peace back to Underland.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 264
- Fresh: 135
- Rotten: 129
- Average Rating: 5.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: I found myself trying so hard to like Alice in Wonderland that the process of watching it exhausted me.
Rotten: A succession of chases and fanciful combats, more akin to Dungeons & Dragons than to Carroll, leads to a peculiarly truncated climax. The 3-D effects are enjoyable, but the added depth can't make up for deficits in the concept or the plot.
Fresh: You leave the theater with a pleasant grin on your face, but by no means is it as wide as the Cheshire Cat's, and that's a shame.
Fresh: Burton and Disney have found a glorious way to interpret fairy tales and fantasies.
A Thoroughly Entertaining Movie
I was eagerly anticipating this movie's release since I am a fan of the original Disney Alice in Wonderland. I was not disappointed when I finally was able to see it. The 3D effects were dazzling and in no way distracted me from the story. The acting was good even though at some points it seemed like they were just going through the motions. The story was engaging but I didn't like at the beginning of the movie when they basically explained what was going to happen and who was going to do what. It took away the suspense of the storyline. Other than that the movie was really good and I would recommend it to people of all ages (with some parental supervision for little ones).
Tim Burton did an amazing job with Alice In Wonderland. Johnny Depp was a PERFECT Mad Hatter! I cannot wait for this to be available June 1st! If you have not seen this in theaters already, buy it... you won't be disappointed.
I luv this movie and can't wait to buy it when it comes out!!! =]