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last night my fiance and i went to see Alice in Wonderland. i've been dying to see this movie since i've heard that it was being made with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. to prelude, i am a big tim burton fan. my favorite movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas (even my wedding cake will have a Nightmare Before Christmas theme: see here).i even own NBC shot glasses and a jacket.

furthermore, who doesn't love johnny depp? i mean, seriously? i even liked him in Cry Baby. and he is definitely one of those actors people, including myself, see movies for no matter the movie. so i went into Alice thinking this was going to be a win-win...i mean, how could it not? Burton/Depp!

i must say that for one, i need to refresh my knowledge of Lewis Carroll's version of Alice because i was a bit confused when watching this movie. but i went with it...no biggie. i thought Mia Wasikowska was great as Alice both in real-world London and Wonderland. johnny also plays mad very well, but we should know that already based on Jack Sparrow and Willy Wonka.
the film was very pretty, yet not as pretty as i wished; and the red queen was great, but i do wish they included more garden scenes (that's what i remember of the original); and lastly, i wish it were darker and not so child-like. i knew it was a Disney movie, but i wanted it to have more edge. i think Coraline might've been a darker movie and that was totally animated.

this is just my opinion; please feel free to share your views whether you agree or disagree with my review. overall, i think this movie is about expectations. if you think it's going to be a 5 or 6, then it's probably more like a 7 or 8. so i guess i was hoping for a 4- or 5-star rating, and for me, it was more like a 3.5. i also wish they had done more with the 3d, but see it for yourself and let me know what you think.

check out this post on an Alice in Wonderland fashion shoot if you missed it.

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  1. I am so excited to see this! Thanks for the review!


  2. I haven't seen it yet there has been a lot of hype surrounding it though but I always had my suspicions it was just because of the amazing people behind it. I agree I thought the movie was a bit dark anyway (I have not seen it) but since you have said it isn't that explains why it isn't a 12 I would've loved it to be edgier and a bit more thought-provoking in a light way.

    From Dolly

  3. seeing it tonight with the boyfriend, so excited!!!!

  4. I agree about the darkness. Alice is a kinda dark story, not really meant to be for the childrens. I think Johnny coulda been crazier and it could've been done more like Pan's Labrynth.

    I was really confused too, having never read the book, so I was expecting more scenes from the cartoon movies.

    I think if you do into it expecting more of a Disney movie, then it does a good job. I just think it would've been better if it was R-rated

  5. I can't wait to see this movie! I also loved Cry Baby :)

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  6. I can't wait to check it out for myself. And I adored Coraline!

  7. I'm so tempted to watch this especially since Johny Depp is in it :) Who could resist such a beautiful man..

    Congrats on your engagement! Thanks for following me, I'm following you too! Plenty of wedding inspiration on my blog, hope you visit again :)

  8. Haha I just saw your comment on mine..It's funny, I closed the blog by accident, then remembered to click on follow and then I saw your comment hehe :D Good Day and good luck with wedding preparations!

  9. Your wedding cake will be fierce and I love your blog. I'll be following you now :)


  10. It's official I'm a follower! Good luck planning your big day xXx


  11. I haven't seen it yet, but i really want to!
    wonderful review!
    and thankyou for the comment on my blog :)


  12. I saw it last night but it wasn't in 3D yet I was still utterly absorbed.
    Like you, the original was a little fuzzy, but I think I got the gist.

    Lovely review. Agree on the most part. :) x

  13. A Nightmare Before Christmas Wedding Cake?, that's awesome, I thought. Then I kept reading more entries and I said to myself, I MUST follow this blog.

  14. nice review! i'm looking forward to watching this :)

  15. i realy want to see this! and the soundtrack almost alice is AMAZING! thanks heapsfor the follow, im following your fab blog aswell ;) the wedding cake sounds so awesome! you'll have to take pics and post them on here!

  16. omg I'm so excited to see this movie. me and my mom are going on monday!!!! yay!!!


  17. oh your comment was so nice thank you ahha :)
    After reading your post on Alice in Wonderland I now can't wait to see this movie!!!

  18. burton films are the best. :) yay nightmare before christmas. :)

  19. hey pretty~~
    I just followed you back^^

  20. Zomg,I totally need to see this!
    Thanks bunches for the review hey.
    omg,you have a finance?!! Christ,call me ignorant, I thought you were my age-ish. [Like, 16-18ish] Though Im younger than that!
    Your pictures make you look like a teen! [which is awesome,btw]


  21. I am dying to see this movie. It is supposed to be a kind of sequel to the original story which is why Alice is all grown up. I think I read that Burton felt there was no need for a straight remake and wanted more scope to do his own thing. This is the first (slightly) negative review I’ve heard as all my friends have loved it so I will be interested to see what I think. Will probably see it this week so will let you know…

  22. I really want to see that movie!


  23. I've wanted to see that movie! I love Tim Burton as well... I loved the corpse bride.

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  24. ^_^ thanx for your comment!
    and i really enjoy your point of view ;)
    I feel the same as you
    love yoU!

  25. ahhh so excited to see this
    great blog :)

  26. really want to see this! shame it hasn't lived up to the hype!
    love that natalia shoot also

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  27. Although it wasn't my all time favorite movie, Alice looks so fierce. The acting had so much potential, but something was lacking. :( Great post!

    Follow please? <3

  28. Cannot waaaait to see this, although must say I'm disappointed that you say it's not as dark as you'd expected - that's rather what I was hoping for! Still, I shall not let it dissuade me, I need to go see it! Loving the Alice in Wonderland themed fashion that's popping up everywhere at the moment too...



  29. First time on your blog, very cool!!!

    I'm going to see that movie 2mro, I hope it's as great as the reviews.


  30. Those are the coolest cakes ever! I'm with you on that because im a Burton fan all the way! I saw the movie and i was a little dissapointed because i'd been waiting for it for a year and it was not all i thought it would be! But mostly i love the clothes, especially small alice's dress!

  31. Your definitely spot on!!! "Night Before Christmas" is the best 2 holidays and only one movie you can't beat that!!!

  32. I've quite timid to admit I was disappointed in Alice, seeing that I have been so exciting about it's release..
    My vote goes out to Coraline as well..

    Congrats on your wedding..

  33. I was pretty meh about this movie, but I do agree with you on most of your post. It had some great elements, but overall, just meh. The movie's not meant to follow Lewis Carroll's book, though, because it's meant to be something of a sequel. I was pretty cool with the liberties taken on the storyline.


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