History Headscratchers / AliceInWonderland

24th Jun '17 10:27:57 AM nombretomado
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** [[TheOtherWiki Citation Needed.]] Can you show the article that has Burton admitting to never reading the books? Otherwise, there is no backup to support your complaint.

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** [[TheOtherWiki [[Wiki/TheOtherWiki Citation Needed.]] Can you show the article that has Burton admitting to never reading the books? Otherwise, there is no backup to support your complaint.
27th Nov '16 3:03:48 PM nombretomado
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** They missed a rare opportunity to exploit the surreal and insane nature of the setting by having her defeat the Queen in a surreal and insane way. Oh, well, ''Film/VoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' established that filmwriters can't imagine a 'fantasy' movie that doesn't involve the heroes waving swords around.

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** They missed a rare opportunity to exploit the surreal and insane nature of the setting by having her defeat the Queen in a surreal and insane way. Oh, well, ''Film/VoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' ''Film/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' established that filmwriters can't imagine a 'fantasy' movie that doesn't involve the heroes waving swords around.
12th Nov '16 1:30:39 PM nombretomado
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* Granted, JohnnyDepp is the biggest star in the world. But why is he the only name mentioned in the commercials, and given top billing?

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* Granted, JohnnyDepp Creator/JohnnyDepp is the biggest star in the world. But why is he the only name mentioned in the commercials, and given top billing?
5th Jul '16 4:40:50 PM nombretomado
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*** Because it's not a very enjoyable film. The plot is a cliché on top of a cliché, it doesn't stay true to the spirit of the original (hell, the [[DarkerAndEdgier grimdark]] ''AmericanMcGeesAlice'' manages this better) and the visual style is remarkably unimpressive considering the subject matter. There's a handful of cool characters, but they have nothing of interest surrounding them, people or scenery, and that is a crime in a movie about the friggin' Wonderland.

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*** Because it's not a very enjoyable film. The plot is a cliché on top of a cliché, it doesn't stay true to the spirit of the original (hell, the [[DarkerAndEdgier grimdark]] ''AmericanMcGeesAlice'' ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice'' manages this better) and the visual style is remarkably unimpressive considering the subject matter. There's a handful of cool characters, but they have nothing of interest surrounding them, people or scenery, and that is a crime in a movie about the friggin' Wonderland.
9th Jun '16 4:18:51 PM InsertCleverNameHere
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* Why did it take so long for Alice to be woken up by her sister? Surely her sister would've noticed she was sleeping no more than thirty seconds in.
19th Feb '16 9:26:22 PM Inertial_mass
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** Technically, there's no real answer. It's just a mad, illogical question in a story full of them,
7th Feb '16 3:36:59 PM Doug86
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* Does anyone else get the impression that this was Disney trying to make a [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]] film with the SerialNumbersFiledOff after losing the rights? Because I gotta be honest; art direction aside, it doesn't really ''feel'' like a Tim Burton film, what with the fairly generic "epic fantasy" plot thrown in about a chosen one and a big epic battle at the end. Plus, the Dormouse has basically been made into a DistiffCounterpart for Reepicheep.

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* Does anyone else get the impression that this was Disney trying to make a [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]] film with the SerialNumbersFiledOff after losing the rights? Because I gotta be honest; art direction aside, it doesn't really ''feel'' like a Tim Burton film, what with the fairly generic "epic fantasy" plot thrown in about a chosen one and a big epic battle at the end. Plus, the Dormouse has basically been made into a DistiffCounterpart for Reepicheep.
17th Dec '15 5:30:25 AM Adept
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* Why does Tim Burton choose to ignore practically everything from the books? I swear, it seems a lot of Alice adaptations (apart from ones such as ''{{Pandora Hearts}}'') just skim through the first book and the watch the Disney film. I was expecting Burton to make a film that would turn around all the misconceptions people have about the characters. Instead, he enforced them. Why did he even bother making it?

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* Why does Tim Burton choose to ignore practically everything from the books? I swear, it seems a lot of Alice adaptations (apart from ones such as ''{{Pandora Hearts}}'') ''Manga/PandoraHearts'') just skim through the first book and the watch the Disney film. I was expecting Burton to make a film that would turn around all the misconceptions people have about the characters. Instead, he enforced them. Why did he even bother making it?
10th Dec '15 1:58:49 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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** What always puzzled me about that part was that the singing voices of the cards are dubbed by the Mellomen, a singing ''quartet.'' But there are only ''three'' cards...

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** Going back to the first question: might be a case of FridgeBrilliance invoking TooDumbToLive. ''Yes'', it was foolish to think they could sing a song about it and go unnoticed. And what happens next just after they sang the song about how they're secretly painting the roses red ? The angry Queen of Hearts rushes to them "for no apparent reason".
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What always puzzled me about that part was that the singing voices of the cards are dubbed by the Mellomen, a singing ''quartet.'' But there are only ''three'' cards...
30th Nov '15 1:12:01 AM whisperstar13
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** They've been ruled by a tyrant for the last several years, and the first hint of their salvation has just arrived - of course they're going to assume the best possible outcome.


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** I liked it, as well. I don't think it's great, and there's a lot of parts that are kind of weird and not that good, in my opinion, but I think it's probably the thing I like most out of everything ''Alice In Wonderland''-related.
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