All in the golden afternoon
Full leisurely we glide;
For both our oars, with little skill,
By little arms are plied;
While little hands make vain pretense,
Our wanderings to guide. (Lewis Carroll)
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland wasn’t bad. The colors were nice, the acting was good (albeit strange, like the setting), and it was fun to watch.
But Lewis Carroll’s Alice it wasn’t. Alice should change her name to Aragorn, as she becomes an unlikely sword-wielding hero by the end of the film. What we have here is an “epic fantasy adventure” shoved into Carroll’s Wonderland world.
I did enjoy the use of the poem “Jabberwocky” throughout the film (and getting to see the creature), and they did a good job bringing the characters to life. The movie was still quite strange.
But when all is said and done, it is a decent movie, though it is not (in any way, shape or form) the book.
Final Review: worth seeing.