One Sentence: There is a reason I chose The Red Queen poster.
Running Time: 108 Minutes
Release Date: 05-Mar-2010
This could have been a total disaster. We all remember the Planet Of The Apes remake. Alice In Wonderland is one of those movies, the ones you just don't mess with. You don't change it, regardless of the original subject matter. You just do not mess with Disney's Animated Alice In Wonderland. So when Disney puts out a movie called Alice In Wonderland, that is not animated, and directed by Tim Burton, what is everyone supposed to think? It is a risky move for sure, but luckily I think that this Alice and that Alice can exist together happily.
I don't know if you would consider this a sequel, or a different story, or what you will think about it when you come out of the theater, but I think you will feel it didn't ruin any of your old fun times in Wonderland (Underland) and this movie was a great representation of whatever you get out of the world of Alice. Even if this story takes liberties with the original books.
It is dark, fun, real and amazing looking. It creates Wonderland in a way that has never been done and it does so beautifully. The characters are all there as you want them to be. For me, some of those characters were better than they have been ever before. Especially Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen. I thought she was amazing. It created the world that we all pictured it would be without feeling forced or, like they were taking anything away from our childhood. This new Alice is almost exactly what I wanted it to be, and while some of it is a lot darker than the animated counterpart, I think it is perfect for any fan, except for the smallest of kids. So check it out this weekend, in 3-D if you can. It is worth it.