Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My Review of ALICE IN WONDERLAND

I didn't see it in 3D. I think 3D kinda ruins a movie. It takes away from the story. Anyway, I saw it in regular 2D.

I read a couple of reviews before I went to the movie, and I have to say that they were way off. The reviewers said that it was like being on drugs. I disagree. Yea, the graphics are weird, but A) it is TIM BURTON, B) it's WONDERLAND. Both of those right there tell me that the graphics are going to be weird. But I don't think it was incredibly weird at all! I loved it! It all looked so great! Very well imagined and brought to life!

I really loved Johnny Depp in this. Then again, I love him in everything. He's such a good actor. In this movie, like his other ones, he has really great emotion and very intense expressions. He played his part well. (The funny thing is, every character he does has parts of his other characters. In this one you could see a bit of Jack Sparrow, and even some Willy Wonka, but overall, his characters are unique and very lovable--yes, even the murderous ones are lovable.)

Many people said the main actress was very expressionless. All I have to say is HAVE YOU SEEN KRISTIN STEWART? I'm serious about that. I mean this girl had really good expressions. Her character didn't have quite the array of emotions that the Mad Hatter had, so yes, she seemed a bit expressionless. She expressed the emotions well though. She really did.


I've heard a couple of people say that they didn't like the Red Queen's head because it was too large. Well it was SUPPOSED to be large. That was pretty much the core of the character. Without the abnormally large head, the character would have no basis for her actions. I think the director and crew made her head extra large so it would have more contrast, better for the screen.

There are two things I didn't like about the movie. The first was Anne Hathaway. I did not like her in the movie. it ruined it for me. Here we are in he middle of "Underland," where nothing makes sense, then BAM! a familiar face. Anne is a great actress, there's no doubt about that. But for me, the movie would have been a lot better if a lesser familiar face had been used for the White Queen. I'm not saying using Anne was a bad move, but I think maybe more FX and make-up would have helped.

The second thing I didn't like was the end discussion between the White Queen and the Red Queen. Maybe I'm just daft, but I didn't understand why the Red Queen couldn't be the Queen. She did say she was the eldest. Was it because her head was large? I just didn't understand it.

Overall, I give the movie and 5 on the MoMovies Scale.

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