Remember the Alice in Wonderland you loved as a kid? Sweet Little 7-year old Alice falls down a rabbit hole and finds herself in a magical world called Wonderland........
........but Introduced to Tim Burton, this is what you get:
(I know it's a little blurry, just click on it to see a bigger picture)
A rebellious 19-year old Alice who doesn't want to marry Hamish Ascot and finds herself following a rabbit and falling down a hole. The Wonderland she ends up in is............wickedly amazing!
Once arriving in Wonderland(after drinking a shrinking potion and eating a cake that made her big) Alice, played by Mia Wasikowska, is told that she is the one who's going to end the tyrannical reign of the Red Queen(Helena Bonham Carter) by killing the Jabberwocky,
the dance crew from ABDC a dragon-like monster. Soon after, Alice makes a run for it when the red queen's soldiers arrive and eventually finds herself in the company of the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) with the help of the Cheshire Cat. The Mad Hatter wants to bring Alice to the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), but when they try to escape, he's captured, but he's able to keep Alice from beging captured too. Knowing that it's her fault the Mad Hatter was taken, she travels to the Red Queen's castle to save him. From here the story really takes off, but I'm not going to say anything more so you can experience it for yourself (if you do see it).
Visuals and Characters:
The visuals were completely and utterly incredible. I was completely amazed at how stunning it all was and more than once had I asked myself "how the hell did they do this?!" Mia Wasikowska did an excellent job of playing Alice in the movie. She was perfect and I found myself drawn into the story even more. Johnny Depp totally creeped me out with his crazy orange hair and eyebrows, white face and big lime-colored eyes, but in a good way. He was made for the part of the Mad Hatter and I really enjoyed his acting. Helena Bonham Carter was a good Red Queen, but I mainly liked her because of how funny her huge head looked. I normally really like Anne Hathaway, but I thought her "graceful" acting was a little forced. (Also, I didn't like the contrast of her dark eyebrows and her white hair). Two of my favorite characters were Twiddledee and Twiddledum. There's just something about usually chubby and short twin boys that I can't help but love. Some of the acting was only decent, but it was a pretty good movie overall.
To sum it up, the whole movie was really visually appealing and the makeup and costumes were perfect. Thought the acting could have been better, it's definitely something you want to see in the theaters.
One last thing, Avril Lavigne is back(really, where has she been these last few years?) and with an awesome song:
Are you going to see Alice in Wonderland? If you did, what did you think?
Also, since I'm on the topic of movies, I really want to see Shutter Island, but should I read the book first, or just go ahead and see it,then read the book?