Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called "Underland," she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason--to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne. Written by
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Tim Burton: [distorted female face] The Red Queen has a ridiculously shaped face, and her hangers-on wear absurd disguises to conform to her expectations. See more »
When Alice is jumping over the heads to get to the Red Queen's castle, she sticks her foot in a puddle, clearly getting it wet and even shaking excess water off. However, in subsequent shots, her foot appears to be completely dry. See more »
Charles, you have lost your senses? This picture is impossible.
Precisely. Gentlemen, the only way to achieve the impossible, is to believe it's possible.
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The beginning credits are seen to be flying through a city. The 3D version makes this twice as amazing. See more »
It is still worth the high price of the 3-D admission to see some of
the amazing animation and design, but the writing is extremely boring
and clumsy, and the performances cannot save it. Too many liberties
were taken with the originals here, and in no way improve upon them, it
only barely resembles either of Carroll's books in theme and some
specific scenes. There are some "Disney moments" that literally set off
a gag reflex as well.
The animation is quite stunning and wonderful though, as is the
costuming and set design (in so much as there were sets and not just
green screens, I'm sure SOME actual props were used). There are some
clever elements that owe only to good visual design and direction I'm
sure, as the only other clever bits in the dialogue were the parts
directly lifted from the originals.
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