Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

DVD - 2010
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Alice, now 19 years old, returns to the whimsical world she first entered as a child and embarks on a journey to discover her true destiny.
Publisher: [United States] : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, c2010
Branch Call Number: DVD JNF 791.4372 ALI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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britprincess1ajax
Aug 09, 2017

Like the dangling of a pair of shiny keys smothered in CGI, this film takes a classic story and confuses it with silly dancing and crazy costumes, substituting genuine eccentricity for the equivalence of Ronald McDonald with a top-hat. Not the best adaptation, but acceptable for its flashy spectacle (but NOT its storyline). For children, it's perfectly fine, but I don't recommend it for adults.

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t_26
Apr 02, 2017

Fun, quirky film with an excellent score by Danny Elfman. Truly, Helena Bonham Carter as the neurotic Queen makes this movie for me -- love her!

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danomcd
Sep 13, 2016

An enjoyable movie and some great special effects. I found that Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Jennifer Todd all had great performances. Anne Hathaway's character/performance was a little less interesting and I struggled to try and understand if this was the character she was trying to be or if she really couldn't care less about what was going on around her.

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callig
Jul 15, 2015

"I never did quite get the book, ... mostly because they had no discernable storyline- no organization or order. So it was great that Tim Burton put an actual storyline to this movie."
I think this reviewer missed the point. For most people AIW is a holiday from logic, from relentless plodding plots [from A to B, boringly].
Otherwise: a real pastiche, the parts don't really work together. But some of the parts are great: i loved the Red Queen and Cheshire Cat.
But Alice was the Wrong Alice [but must admit, who would be the Right one? - it'd be like recasting Casablanca]. And the White Queen.... shudder.
The grit was nice after Disneys saccharin version, and you may prefer stereotyped plotlines.
Anyway, the best way to enjoy this movie is to think of it as an inspired-by movie, not an AIW per se. See it; it's original alright.

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blue_tiger_1872
Jul 02, 2015

They call it '' Alice in Wonderland '' but its really all about the Mad-Hatter.

But great movie though! Iv'e always loved the Alice in Wonderland story. Its my style ; )

But for those who don't know, the sequel ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS WILL SOON BE HITTING THEATERS EVERYWHERE 2016............

Aka_Aka_Aka Jan 04, 2015

Why-oh-why did director Tim Burton have to go and get his grubby, little (Edward Scissor) hands on the story of Alice In Wonderland? Why?

The way I see it, Burton almost single-handedly succeeded in totally trashing this unique and unusual fairy tale by turning it into yet another one of his typically terrible, little freak shows.

Unlike the 1951 animated version of this same story, where the characters were basically charming, likable and memorable, Burton's offering gives us characters that are really quite the opposite.

In my opinion, Burton's remaking of Alice In Wonderland is about the same thing as if Rob Zombie were to go ahead and remake Burton's "Pee Wee's Big Adventure", or something to that effect.

Johnny Depp is another reason for my disliking Alice In Wonderland. Am I the only one who's sick to death of seeing this guy in yet another Burton film?

I admit that Depp is a decent enough actor, in a generic sort of way, but the truth is, he is far too over-rated for my liking. And I think it's about time that Burton quit recycling him as if he were a dishrag.

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Love_Legolas_111
Sep 19, 2014

I'm surprised at how much I loved this movie. I'm definitely a skeptic when it comes to watching "re-makes" of popular classics (specifically Disney fairytales), but this did not disappoint me in the least, and I have to say that I really, thoroughly enjoyed it. Although I had my doubts in the beginning, it won me over; the girl who played Alice for example, was a great actress. I love how Absalom was stressing that she "wasn't yet Alice". The whole message of the movie was Alice finding herself again, not what others thought she should be, not what others defined her as, but who she REALLY was. And that turned out to be...well...daring, adventurous, bold...and a little mad too. The Mad Hatter was terrific; Johnny Depp played his role very well. It complimented Alice nicely, and it made me cry when Alice came back to the regular world. They became such good friends; I became very much attached to them both. The rest of the characters were wonderful (specifically the Cheshire cat, who has become a favorite of mine), and the story had great pace. Definitely will watch again. I loved it.

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czekirda
Jul 07, 2014

this movie is not one of my favorites but i had to watch it at school cause my Teacher brought this movie of her own copy it was her dagther's dvd we watched it not one of my favorites but i did watch it cause i had to and when i watched it at school my little brother already putted a hold on that movie later my brother got it on the hold shelf one day and we bought watched it after i watch it at school i don't really feel like watching it again but my brother made me watch it in a coople years later it was on t.v on cbc i watched on t.v cause i haven't seen it in a longtime and later somehow i started liking this movie for some reason i don't have this movie but they do put it on every year aswell .but i still like the cartoon verison better still my brother only got this movie from the libarary cause it's Johnny Depp.starring in that movie and that's why my teacher brought this movie for us to watch .

hania4987 Dec 29, 2013

"you're entirely bonkers ... but I'll tell you a secret ... all the best people are." I think that is as much a summation of Tim Burton's achievement in this incredible movie. The story, the retelling of the Wonderland stories, is ok and meandering. BUT the visual style, the costumes, the mixing of live actors with animation is stunning and breathtaking.

rufus_red4 Mar 20, 2013

This adaptation starts out promising, but it ends up being an 'all show, not much substance' movie. Alice falls down the hole only to discover she was there when she was a girl, but doesn't remember a thing. Then when the big reveal happens and Alice discovers, yes, she has been here before, it's sputters out as far having any effect. And the creepiest part is a hint of a romance between Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter, (played with an accent that is neither here nor there and wearing contacts that make his eyes look huge, eyebrows and a frightful wig), and Alice, yuck! Anne Hathaway is miscast as the White Witch, she poses more than acts, and Helena Bonham Carter scores high as the Red Queen, though after her umpteenth 'Off with her head', I was tired of her. The production design was amazing though. Another overproduced and crudely scored Hollywood effort.

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Love_Legolas_111
Sep 22, 2014

Mad Hatter: DOWN WITH THE BLOODY RED QUEEN!!!!!!

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Love_Legolas_111
Sep 21, 2014

Stayne: If you're hiding her, you'll loose your heads.
Hatter: Already lost them.

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Love_Legolas_111
Sep 21, 2014

Stayne: You're all mad.
Hatter: Thanks very much.

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Love_Legolas_111
Sep 21, 2014

Cheshire: What do you call yourself?
Alice: Alice.
Cheshire: *The* Alice?
Alice: There's been some debate about that.
Cheshire: I never get involved in politics.

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Love_Legolas_111
Sep 21, 2014

Absalom: ...who are you?
Alice: Alice.
Absalom: We shall see.
Alice: What do you mean by that? I ought to know who I am.
Absalom: Yes, you ought, stupid girl.

MaeTarik95 Sep 03, 2012

Red Queen: "Off with his head!!!"

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Monolith
Mar 03, 2012

Red Queen: "KILL HER!" Seven of hearts: "We follow you no more -- bloody big head..."

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Monolith
Mar 03, 2012

Alice: "Do you think I've gone 'round the bend'?" Charles Kingsley (her Dad): "I'm afraid so... you're mad... bonkers... off your head... But I'll tell you a secret... All the best people are..."

woosterblue May 24, 2011

I sometimes believe in six impossible things before breakfast.

HollyleafOfThunderclan Apr 29, 2011

"Six impossible things, count them Alice. One there is a potion that can make you shrink. two, there is a cake that can make you grow. three, animals can talk. four, cats can disappear. five, there is a place called wonderland. six, I can slay the jabberwocky!"

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

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Dimmu16 May 01, 2012

Violence: Alice's battle near the end.

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