Our Take On Alice In Wonderland
Crazy old Tim Burton is at it again! This time its Alice in Wonderland, a sequel to the original Lewis Caroll classic books. Yet again, Mr Burton is shoving Johnny Depp in our faces in an attempt to re-ignite the flame that brought them so much success in the past. But with recent outings in Charlie and the chocolate factory and The Demon Barber falling well below par, it’s hard to know whether this movie will put the pair back on top.
All the characters from the original stories return, as once again, poor Alice finds herself in Wonderland. This time she’s in her late teens and remembers nothing from her previous journeys there. While at a country estate for her surprise engagement party, Alice sees a white rabbit in a waist coat running towards the garden maze. For reasons unknown, Alice feels the need to chase the rabbit into the garden maze and then somehow falls down another rabbit hole, into Wonderland. At this point, questions must be asked of Alice’s mental stability. Who goes chasing rabbits? Lock this girl up!
Once in Wonderland, Alice reunites with the figments of her imagination her childhood friends, and they tell her that they need her help to overthrow the Red Queen (Not the resident evil one!), who has taken over all of wonderland. Alice agrees and her mission to stop the Queen gets underway. I say forget all that nonsense and go find the giant shrooms and smoking caterpillar!
Alice in Wonderland has a host of well known faces appearing including the already mentioned Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen (with a triple sized head), Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, and Michael Sheen as the White Rabbit. Legendary Dracula actor, Christopher Lee also stars as The Jabberwocky (From a crazy poem!), and UK funny men represent, in the form of Alan Rickman, Matt Lucas, Stephen Fry and Paul Whitehouse.
As with all Tim Burton films, all the original characters get the dark and Gothic make over, making for some freaky looking individuals. Check out Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, that’s nightmare stuff right there! And the Cheshire cat is a far cry from the colorful original character.
This may not turn out to be one for the lads, but at least Alice (Mia Wasikowska) looks good, in a girl next door kind of way, and you can look forward to the “Cute but Psycho” white queen, Anne Hathaway, looking extremely hot, and also a little strange. (awesome gallery here)
Alice hits the screens on 5 March 2010. Check out the trailer below!