Alice in Wonderland (2010)

I don't know why other people didn't like this movie, but I enjoyed it. I suppose the film's strengths play to my personal movie preferences: a dose of action and a world of imagination. Similar movies would include Narnia, Bridge to Terabithia, Pan's Labyrinth, and Coraline.

Film critics might be able to analyze the film in ways I couldn't imagine. Perhaps fans of Disney's animated Alice in Wonderland, the books, or other adaptations don't like Burton's twist on the story. I loved the story.

The internet was down and unable to watch Netflix, I decided to watch this movie which was on DVD.* It was strange not being able to look stuff up; technically I could have used my phone, but I didn't because that was relatively inconvenient.

Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska)

In any case, the movie was alright. It had its moments, but I didn't always agree with it visually. I would, however, have to mention that I had the same problem the first time I watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).

Furthermore, sometimes the story tried too hard to be deep and meaningful. Personally I would have preferred this particular story to be outwardly fun with a deeper twist here and there, as opposed to one that was outwardly deep with a dab of fun.

*Watching the DVD was nostalgic with various DVD experiences such as the repeating scenes which play at the menu (some worse than others) and special features.

Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp)

('*' Continued...) With that being said, I once observed that Netflix has a special features section; however, I hardly ever look at it.

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20190919 Comment:
I was transferring movie posts today (from to and I came across an older entry for this movie - meaning that I had already seen it. I went ahead and moved the old content here.

Instant Comments:
Creepy start.
What does pinching have to do with dreams.
"What is proper?"

Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter)

Hahaha. "It is best to keep your visions to yourself. When in doubt, be silent."
Ha. These two girls behave a little like Dumbledee and Dumbledum.
Smile. Roses and painting the roses red.
I like the music that picks up at "I need a moment" and the chase of the rabbit.
Wow. I never imagined Alice going down the rabbit hole would be so violent. (I never read the book though, wonder how it's depicted there.)
Oh, that's Alan Rickman's voice (the caterpillar)

White Queen (Anne Hathaway)

Jabberwocky with a vorpal sword.
Oh, I just noticed that there's a dodo bird.
Very odd that she said she's been having the same dream all her life, yet she doesn't recognize Wonderland (with all the creatures she mentioned as a child).
How would sniffing at the base of the castle get the dog to Alice? I understand such dogs have a strong sense of smell, but there should still be a trail to pick up on.
Why does the knave move so funny? Especially with respect to the horse.

Stayne - Knave of Hearts (Crispin Glover)

What's the job of the hatter?
I can't help find the similarity in the way Johnny Depp runs here as hatter with the way he runs as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.
I like how Alice takes control.
Though if she were dreaming, then it'd be lucid dreaming.
There was a person in the crowd with boobs that stuck out oddly.
Oh, the knave moves oddly because he's animated, due to his strange proportions.

Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry)

Huh. Fake nose. All these people are wearing fake prostheses to make them look abnormal.
I see. It's about making the choice to please others or doing it for herself.
Six will be the Jabberwocky.
"Hatter, why is the raven like a writing desk?" "I haven't the slightest idea."

Watched 20101101 (Netflix, Instant)
Watched 20180704 (DVD)
Alice in Wonderland (2010) Tim Burton. 108 min. [inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) by Lewis Carroll]

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