Alice in Wonderland Movie Reviews
User reviews on Alice in Wonderland
I have to say I was disappointed with this movie, was expecting "much" more. The 3D effects and graphics were fantastic, but there wasnt much of a storyline or development with characters. I found the general mood of the movie was constant from beginning to end.
I really found this movie pretty boring and non-entertaining. It's doing great at the box office but don't let that fool you.
The Queen of Hearts provides most of the enjoyable comedy lines throughout with the Mad Hatter constantly babbling about god knows what. I expected his character to be more entertaining and humorous but he was just strange and annoying during most of the film.
The graphics are all right but everything is dark in tone and the entire movie has a gloominess to it and I found myself just begging for some sunshine. It doesn't show up at any time during the movie.
I also found this movie to be a little too intense for children under 9. There is a moat around The Queen of Heart's Palace that has decapitated floating heads that Alice must hop across to get inside. Seriously?!!! Decapitated floating heads? What were they thinking?
The plot was slow and the movie dragged on. I was happy when it ended. I would wait for the DVD for this one.
In a nutshell, I'll say this: This movie is not a typical Disney movie; It adds a deep, more complex storyline, and has an overall-feel comparable to Wizard of Oz, the Narnia Movies, and Wicked.
Unlike the book which somewhat makes sense but has parts that don't necessarily mean much, the movie makes sense very much, and because of this, you can focus on the smaller details since you don't have to worry about unraveling the story.
The darker, Tim-Burtony feel to the movie is amazing, and I'm not a fan of all Tim Burton's movies. If the movie had a silly, upbeat feeling to it not only would it have contradicted the story but it would not have been near as good. Creepy? No, not really. In fact, the characters are actually 3-dimensional in their personalities, especially the Mad Hatter, who actually has a very likeable personality, someone that is misunderstood.
Visually and musically this movie is beautifully stunning, and Mia Waskikowsa as Alice, as well as the rest of the characters, are cast perfectly. This movie definately exceeded my expectations; it has elements of Lewis Carroll's story, but it also has many new additions that make it worth seeing.