Friday, March 26, 2010

Alice in Wonderland Movie Review

Alice in Wonderland

Grade: A-




There's not a lot of movies of any note out at the moment.  Quite a few are what I call "renters".  Still we wanted to go see a movie last week-end, so we decided to take the plunge and see Alice in Wonderland at the IMAX and in 3D.  If we are going to spend the money...we might as well see something that really fills the big screen.

Neither Bob or I are Tim Burton fans.  He tends create very dark films, but I have to give him credit cause, you can always tell a Tim Burton movie.  He really stamps his identity on his films.  I was a little afraid he would make Alice too gloomy and odd, but to my complete surprise his touch works quite well on this story.  Let's face it, the story of Alice in Wonderland is already pretty odd...so giving it the Burton touch really does work.

Johnny Depp is quirky yet charming as the Mad Hater and I love what he does to Helena Bonham Carter's head as the Queen of Hearts.  All and all a very entertaining movie that really does work well in 3D as well.

There is a little too much eye poking to be suitable for younger children, but I'm guessing you already knew this wasn't appropriate for the little ones.

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean about "renters." We don't have a lot of extra money-what we do I spend on my passion--scrapbooking! I don't particularly like Tim Burton's films either, but after your review, I might consider "renting" it once it comes to DVD! Have a great day!

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