Tim Burton did it. He managed to suck the life, the soul, the essence out of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson/Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland's fantasy world. That's... actually an amazing accomplishment when you think about it. I couldn't do it, I know that. Not even with a budget of $150–$200 million. No way. Its not easy to force a war-story, prophecy, and chosen-one cliches, onto a colorful literary work where they don't belong. And congratulations are in order for making Care Bears in Wonderland appear 'sincere' and 'faithful' to the original and hugely-influential novel, by comparison. That takes some doing. Everyone expected he'd achieve something fitting and memorable with the world, like filling it with luscious and elaborate backgrounds as seen in American Mc Gee's Alice. He didn't and I'm impressed. Apparently, not being original, is the new original. Its not everyday you can turn an upside-world populated by peculiar and amazing anthropomorphic creatures and make them dull and lackluster. Also worth mentioning is in spite of Tim's sheer determination to not stick to the source material whatsoever in the name of "art", and risk angering lovers of the book and earlier adaptations, the film grossed over a billion in ticket sales anyway... that's amazing... ...I think the audience deserves its own applause.
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