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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

[7.25/10] Alice in Wonderland [3D] (2010)

Alice in Wonderland [3D] (2010)

With Tim Burton written all over this imagining of the world of "Alice in Wonderland" you know what you're in for, and the director doesn't fail to deliver the familiar atmosphere and traits that his fans or even casual movie goers have come to recognize. He succeeded to transform Alice's story into an epic visual experience. The best part of the movie is that the visual effects were mastered wonderfully. The stunning beauty of the environments along with the 3D effects threw you into the mesmerizing, vibrant and imaginative world of 'Wonderland'. There is, in fact, so much detail to the settings that one would have to see the film two or three times to appreciate everything presented. Apart from the setting, the cast is truly wonderful, too. Depp, alas, has less memorable lines and scenes but, that is not his fault. In any case, he definitely has his moments and works them to highest advantage. On the other hand, Bonham Carter makes the film, for her Red Queen is very comical and her appearance, with a huge, light bulb shaped head, is a scream. She was magnificent every time she appeared on the screen. Seems like Tim Burton's 'fetish' for his wife to appear in his movies succeeded this time on a big level. I didn't really liked Mia as Alice. Don't know why but I can't find her attractive enough to really enjoy her presence on the screen and her acting as Alice wasn't that great. Anne Hathaway was cute, yet quite forgettable as The White Queen. The plot isn't exactly complex and it's filled with random situations. Still, it was a very easy to follow story where you just need to relax and enjoy the amazing atmosphere and crazy situations. This is an entertaining movie that doesn't tries to be more than that. With a range of quirky characters and curious concepts to incorporate into his cinematic vision, Burton has created a surreal experience that is both brave and bold. "Alice in Wonderland" comfortably forgoes being a masterpiece to instead deliver softer and more accessible entertainment.

  • My Rating: 7.25/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 52% (5.7/10)
  • IMDb: 6.9/10

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