Stefan and I recently watched Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. I just need to get out the fact that I LOVE the Disney cartoon Alice in Wonderland (1951) and therefore knew the story and the characters pretty well. A lot of them weren't there. Fine... since Helena Bonham Carter totally made the movie great. photocredit
You may remember Marla, in Fight Club? Well, Carter played a perfectly big-headded Queen of Hearts, with her co-star, Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. The dialogue was hilarious (very dark comedy), the costuming was intriguing, and the story, finding courage within yourself and imagining the impossible, cute.
The plot was a little strange. Alice has to kill a jabberwocky (the Queen's most useful tool in promoting fear among her subjects) and replace the Queen of Hearts with the White Queen (Anne Hatheway). Wasn't impressed with either Alice (Mia Wasikowska) or The White Queen. They were alright.
I would give this movie 3 out of 5 stars. Depp was great most of the time (the Futterwacken, don't ask, was weird) and Carter was fantastic. The creativity was also very visually interesting, and the dialogue was good. This movie is not suitable for those under 13.