Sound Off: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
March 5, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? The last time we saw Alice fall down the rabbit hole was 1951, but now Lewis Carroll's classic story is back again, and it's definitely unlike anything we've ever seen before. Tim Burton's newly re-imagined look at Alice in Wonderland hits theaters today with a stellar cast including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Michael Sheen, Alan Rickman, and Mia Wasikowska as Alice. And how is it this time? Is it as whimsical and entertaining as it looks in the trailers? How are all of the CGI characters? So if you've seen it, then leave a comment and tell us what you thought of Alice in Wonderland!
To fuel the fire, I enjoyed Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, but it's not great movie. It's very much another fun new Disney movie, with all the wacky sensibilities and talking animals that you'd expect from the Mouse House. But it's got way, way too much Johnny Depp and way too much Helena Bonham Carter. My favorite parts were any time the Cheshire Cat would appear or any time the Blue Caterpillar was there, which unfortunately wasn't enough. Overall I thought it was good, not great, and it's a lot of fun, but nothing I'm excited to see again. It's better than Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but that's not saying much.
What did you think of Alice in Wonderland? A new Disney classic or just a mediocre fantasy?