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Alice in Wonderland (2010)

aka Alice in Wonderland

"You've got a very important date."

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Details: 108 mins · English · PG (USA)

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(Review written in 2010)

I love Tim Burton movies. I think he’s a genius and pretty much everything he does is fantastic. His style is gorgeous and I don’t think he can do anything wrong in that department. The costumes, the film treatment, the makeup – every single thing was gorgeous to look at. And he picks his actors so well (and I’m totally fine with him using Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in everything, because I love both of them). I was a little skeptical at first about the Alice he chose, but I think she was gorgeous and did a good job in the film.

I’ve read Alice in Wonderland (and Through The Looking Glass) a few times, and I’ve seen a bunch of different adaptations. I like that this one isn’t actually something out of the books, but a later time. I like the dark spin on things (because you know Wonderland’s not all hunky dory). I think this film is beautiful to look at, exciting and keeps your interest, and has that Tim Burton trademark sense of humor and tongue...(more)

(Review written in 2010)

I love Tim Burton movies. I think he’s a genius and pretty much everything he does is fantastic. His style is gorgeous and I don’t think he can do anything wrong in that department. The costumes, the film treatment, the makeup – every single thing was gorgeous to look at. And he picks his actors so well (and I’m totally fine with him using Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in everything, because I love both of them). I was a little skeptical at first about the Alice he chose, but I think she was gorgeous and did a good job in the film.

I’ve read Alice in Wonderland (and Through The Looking Glass) a few times, and I’ve seen a bunch of different adaptations. I like that this one isn’t actually something out of the books, but a later time. I like the dark spin on things (because you know Wonderland’s not all hunky dory). I think this film is beautiful to look at, exciting and keeps your interest, and has that Tim Burton trademark sense of humor and tongue-in-cheek to it. And that’s all wonderful.

I just missed a little bit of the fantasy of the original story. It doesn’t seem right to me for there to be an Alice adaptation without the childlike curiosity and exploration. And I missed that here. (less)

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fun and pretty to look at

The Mad Hatter is annoying as all hell (as most of Johnny Depp's characters are), but otherwise this is a really fun movie. The cast is impeccable, but the highlight is Helena Bonham Carter as the completely crazy Red Queen. The visual effects were cool, and it was a good story.

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I hadn't realized that this was a revisit to Wonderland rather than a first visit. I still like Disney's cartoon version better, but it was a really interesting take on it - and I always enjoy Johnny Depp. He's a brilliant actor!

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Cast:

Small The Mad Hatter
Small The White Queen
Small The Red Queen
Small The Knave of Hearts
Small Alice Kingsley
Small Charles Kingsleigh
Small Tweedledee / Tweedledum
Small Helen Kingsleigh
Small Lord Ascot
Small Aunt Imogene
Small The White Rabbit (voice)
Small The Caterpillar (voice)
Small The Jabberwocky (voice)
Small The Cheshire Cat (voice)
Small Bayard The Bloodhound (voice)
No_movie_poster The March Hare (voice)
Small The Dormouse (voice)
Small The Dodo (voice)
Small Tall Flower Faces (voice)
Small Lady Ascot
No_movie_poster 6-Year-Old Alice
Small Executioner (voice)
No_movie_poster Hamish

Crew:

Small Tim Burton Director
Small Danny Elfman Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Linda Woolverton Screenplay
Small Lewis Carroll Author
No_movie_poster Jennifer Todd Production
No_movie_poster Richard D. Zanuck Production
Small Joe Roth Production
Small Tim Burton Production
No_movie_poster Suzanne Todd Production
Small Lewis Carroll Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Chris Lebenzon Editing

Taglines:

"You've got a very important date."

Plot:

Troubled by a strange recurring dream and mourning the loss of her beloved father (Marton Csokas), nineteen-year-old Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska) attends a garden party at Lord Ascot's (Tim Piggott-Smith) estate, where she is confronted by an unwanted marriage proposal and the stifling expectations of the society in which she lives. Unsure of how to reply, and increasingly confused, she runs away to chase after a rabbit in a blue waistcoat, and accidentally falls into a large rabbit hole. She is transported to a world called Underland, where she is greeted by the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen), the Dormouse (Barbara Windsor), the Dodo (Michael Gough), and Tweedledum and Tweedledee (Matt Lucas in a dual role). They argue over her identity as "the right Alice", who it is foretold will slay the Red Queen's Jabberwocky (Christopher Lee) on the Frabjous Day and restore the White Queen to power. The group is then ambushed by the Bandersnatch and a group of playing-card soldiers led by the Knave of Hearts (Crispin Glover) capturing the White Rabbit and the Dodo bird. Alice, Tweedledum and Tweedledee escape and flee into the woods, while the Knave steals the Oraculum and the Dormouse leaves the others with the Bandersnatch's eye. Tweedledum and Tweedledee, however, were abducted by the Red Queen's Jubjub bird.


The Knave informs the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) that Alice has returned and threatens her reign, and the soldiers and Bayard the Bloodhound (Timothy Spall) are ordered to find Alice immediately. Meanwhile, the wandering Alice encounters the Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry), who takes her to the March Hare (Paul Whitehouse) and the Hatter (Johnny Depp). On the way to the White Queen's castle, Hatter relates the terror of the Red Queen's reign, and comments that Alice is not the same as she once was. The Hatter helps Alice avoid capture by allowing himself to be seized instead. Later, Alice is found by Bayard the Bloodhound, who wishes to take her to the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), but Alice insists upon helping the Hatter, so they go to the Red Queen's castle.


The Red Queen is unaware of Alice's true identity and therefore welcomes her as a guest. Alice learns that the Vorpal Sword (the only weapon capable of killing the Jabberwocky) is locked away in a case inside the Bandersnatch's den. The Knave crudely attempts to seduce Alice, but she rebuffs him. She later manages to retrieve the sword and befriend the Bandersnatch. The Knave finds her with the sword and attempts to arrest her. Alice escapes on the back of the Bandersnatch and delivers the sword to the White Queen. The Cheshire Cat saves the Hatter from execution, and the Hatter calls for rebellion against the Red Queen. The rebellion is quickly put down by the Jubjub bird. The resistance flees to the White Queen's castle, and both armies prepare for battle. Alice remains unsure about the expectation for her to champion the White Queen, and meets with Absolem the Caterpillar (Alan Rickman). He reminds Alice of her past visit to Underland (which she mistakenly called "Wonderland" at the time) thirteen years earlier, and helps give her the courage to fight the Jabberwocky and accomplish "What she must to do", while he becomes a pupa.


When the Frabjous Day arrives, both the White and Red Queens gather their armies on a chessboard-like battlefield and send forth their chosen champions (armor-clad Alice and the Jabberwocky respectively) to decide the fate of Underland. As Alice fights the Jabberwocky, the White and Red Queen's armies start battling each other, with the Hatter dueling with the Knave and defeating him. Encouraging herself with the words of her late father, Alice manages to kill the Jabberwocky, ending the battle. The White Queen then banishes the Red Queen and the Knave to the Outlands, and gives Alice a vial of the Jabberwocky's blood, which will take her home. The Hatter suggests that she could stay in Underland, but she decides that she must go back and promises that she will return.


Alice returns home, where she stands up to her family and pledges to live life on her own terms. Impressed, Lord Ascot takes her in as his apprentice, with the idea of establishing oceanic trade routes to China. As the story closes, Alice prepares to set off on a trading ship. Absolem, now a butterfly, lands on her shoulder. Alice recognizes him and greets him before he flutters away.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 2010-03-05 : United States of America

DVD : 2010-06-01