Alice in Wonderland2010 | Tim Burton
19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.
Johnny Depp Mia Wasikowska Helena Bonham Carter Anne Hathaway Crispin Glover Matt Lucas Michael Sheen Stephen Fry Alan Rickman Barbara Windsor Paul Whitehouse Timothy Spall Marton Csokas Tim Pigott-Smith John Surman
|Niels Risgaard Hansen 2010-08-29|
|Great acting and impressive effects!
My knowledge is very limited on children's fairytale, and Alice in Wonderland is among the vast amount that I have not read (yet?). However this movie is supposed to be a follow up on the original story, so I guess it does not matter greatly in enjoying it.
The plot is fairly simple as is the norm for fantasy movies, but is does have a certain Tim Burton twist to it, that makes i highly unpredictable and enormously entertaining. The world is impressively detailed, and every twist and turn of the story makes sense in a very in unrelated way. Fascinating!
Johnny Depp delivers yet another stunning performance as the Mad Hatter. Both Depp and Helena Bonham Carter (Tim Burton's wife) seem to have become a regular feature in Tim Burton's movies. I am very much for that, as they both fit perfectly into his peculiar universe.
The young girl Mia Wasikowska playing Alice does an acceptable job for such a young actress. Given the right opportunities she might turn into something interesting in the future.
Creating visual effects for a Tim Burton film must be an exciting challenge, and in this movie (as in almost all of his other movies) is is executed perfectly. It is a great combination of modern technology and superior craftsmanship.
Another classic appearance on the credits for a Tim Burton movie is Danny Elfman. His brilliant talent fits perfectly with setting of the movie and creates a fantastic sound scape that keeps you hooked to the screen.
I saw this movie on Blue Ray and therefor missed the 3D option in the theaters. I have been told that is was nicely done, but have no comments on my own on the subject.
This is a fairytale for adults who enjoy intricate fantasy, brilliant effects and sound, and Tim Burton in general.