Alice Returns… The Magic Does Not

March 8, 2010 at 1:03 am


Over the weekend, I had a chance to see Tim Burton’s vision of Alice In Wonderland.

I also used this week’s Rainy Sunday’s pick to spotlight Disney’s original animated version of the classic tale.

Click here to read it.

In that post, I wondered if the new film would somehow capture the magic that the animated version created decades ago.  Truthfully, for the first 30 minutes it did.  Little moments here and there had me reflecting on the beloved images of old.

To me, Alice was a cartoon first and a book second.  The new version is unfortunately a distant 3rd.

While it does look absolutely phenomenal and imaginative, the story isn’t the greatest and I found myself wishing they would show more of Alice’s first visit to Underland. (Underland?)

Regardless, if you’re planning on seeing this movie I would normally recommend waiting for video but the overall look of this film begs to be seen on the big screen so give it a shot.  It’s not a terrible movie by any means, I just prefer the animated version.

I really on found one unforgivable mistake in the film…

Dear Anne Hathaway…

Put your arms down!

I realize you’re the White Queen but seriously, the flighty arm waving was too much…

PS: Too much!