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Movie Review | Alice in Wonderland: Going hole hog | The Columb...

There are 7 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Mar 5, 2010, titled Movie Review | Alice in Wonderland: Going hole hog | The Columb.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Alice in Wonderland Directed by Tim Burton. Written by Linda Woolverton. Photographed by Dariusz Wolski.

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Generation Dumb and Lazy

Columbus, OH

#1 Mar 5, 2010
"Speaking of Depp, the actor seems less interested in delivering a full-fledged performance than in seeing how much he can get away with in a major release. With a shock of orange hair, bushy orange eyebrows and bug-eyed contact lenses, his Mad Hatter is more an oddity than an essential story element."

Of course he is. He's mad. They're all mad.
alphabet soup

Blacklick, OH

#2 Mar 5, 2010
SYFY's ALICE was enjoyable. ALICE IN WONDERLAND looks to be even better.
legendary waffle fries

Columbus, OH

#3 Mar 5, 2010
I believe Lewis Carroll would find fault with this version, mostly because the woman playing Alice is 19 years old.
Jay

Columbus, OH

#4 Mar 5, 2010
Saw it last nite at Easton in Imax 3D at midnite. Really can't say I was that impressed with the story or visuals.
alphabet soup

Blacklick, OH

#5 Mar 5, 2010
legendary waffle fries wrote:
I believe Lewis Carroll would find fault with this version, mostly because the woman playing Alice is 19 years old.
Had you read for content you would have found this is not based on the original story with Alice as a child. The premise is Alice returning to Wonderland at age 19.
CollegeProf

Dubois, IN

#6 Mar 5, 2010
It was good but not particularly great -- on par with Burton's Sleepy Hollow. There was more pathos in The Nightmare Before Christmas, and oddly, Wonderland was far less charming than "authentic" England in the first 15 minutes of the film. It was amusing to see the lengths the film went to to make the colonial period of Western Europe seem somehow innocent and without malice ... all that was saved apparently for the dreamworld. The acting was unsurprisingly good, though Depp seemed flat and Anne Hathaway fish-like somehow in a production of mostly so-so iterations of grotesqueness on par with phrenology. Why are people of European descent so obsessed with skull size and shape? Danny Elfman's score was familiar but pleasant. 3D neither helped nor hurt the film.
Helena Handbasket

Carlsbad, CA

#7 Mar 6, 2010
I always loved "Alice in Wonderland" but this version is disturbing rather than whimsical. Frankly there is something demonic about all Burton's work.

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