Saturday, March 6, 2010
falling down the rabbit hole 3/6/10
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.