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Alice in Wonderland (2010)

US 108m, Colour
Director: Tim Burton; Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Michael Sheen, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Stephen Fry, Paul Whitehouse, Barbara Windsor

Alice-alice-in-wonderlandInspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), Burton’s visually stunning film adaptation follows Alice, now as a young woman, who accidentally returns to Wonderland after fleeing an unwanted marriage proposal – only to find herself tasked with slaying the Jabberwocky. Alice in Wonderland is a witty and wholly entertaining experience, replete with fine performances and a visually wondrous experience which is a manifestation of Burton’s wildly colorful imagination. Despite the rather curious ending which celebrates British Colonialism and Alice’s future adventures as she sets sail to exploit China, Burton’s offering is to-date, easily the greatest adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Klaus Ming December 2010).

3 comments on “Alice in Wonderland (2010)

  1. Klaus
    12/13/2010

    I was surprised how much I enjoyed this film, despite taking a pass when it came to theatres earlier this year.

  2. Alex Fayle
    12/13/2010

    I saw it in the theatre but went in thinking: this has the characters of the two books mashed together into a completely new story.

    And that way I enjoyed.

    But I do hate the way so many versions take characters from Through the Looking Glass and plop them down in the middle of Wonderland…

    • Klaus
      12/13/2010

      Not having read Lewis Carroll’s books, I obviously had no problem with any differences between the books and Burton’s film, and now I am most interested in reading the original books. And speaking of Alice, have you made any further progress on furthering her adventures?

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