My opinion on Alice In Wonderland
: Not the greatest, but still an enjoyable film to watch.
Story: Unfortunately, the story isn't that remarkable.
Underland has fallen under the rule of The Red Queen since Alice has been gone? Check. Alice is theChosenOne that can kill the feared Jabberwock? Check. Alice refuses to believe it, but finds that she can't fight fate
? Check and mate
(though that's not necessarily a bad thing
- there's a reason why Cliche Storms become Cliche Storms, after all).
Acting: Of course, Burton's usual suspects Johnny Depp
and Helena Bonham Carter is excellent as always (which is why I'm one of the few who don't mind Tim being their acting pimp — some variety would
be nice, but Depp and Carter are great actors). I don't know what the last review was talking about with "changing the accents every other line" — the only times I noticed the change was when the Hatter was pissed, and I thought it was rather effective
— and delightfully so
. Our leading lady......err, not good, not bad
. The problem is that she doesn't react to the fact that she's in an other freaking world with freaky creatures running amok!
The combined Fridge Brilliance
that she thinks it's all a dream
and that she is a young woman in Victorian England does not
help — which is why I cheered when she told off the upper-class pricks via Futterwacken (call it Eternal Sexual Freedom
call it awesome). Anne Hathaway was very good as the White Queen. Her princess mannerisms being compensation for the fear of becoming evil is particularly intriguing. And Crispin Glover was good as Stayne "the Knave".
Voice Acting: Scores every target on this one. The only complaint is that the Jabberwock got so few lines (dammit, you've got CHRISTOPHER FUCKING LEE
as the Jabberwock, use him!
Effects: Definately the crown jewel of the film, everything's being cheerfully eccentric. (Though I didn't like the design of the Jabberwork, too dragon-like. I actually thought he would be furry like the Bandersnatch for some reason.)
In summary, again, not Burton's best, yet still entertaining.