Alice in Wonderland

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called 'Underland,' she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason--to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.

1 Film Review

Really happy Tim Burton picked this one up!! by piptastic
almost 11 years ago

The first thing you need to know about Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is that despite its title implying that it is a new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s much-loved 19th century novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, it is in fact a sequel. If you have never thought about reading these titles you should, for me they are a little like Shakespeare (a necessity of the English language). In Burton’s film Alice is now a 19-year-old girl who has forgotten about her childhood journey into Underland (she misheard it as ‘Wonderland’) and once more takes a trip down the rabbit-hole after ducking out on an engagement proposal that has been carefully arranged for her. Having now returned to the magical world that she thought was something she dreamt, Alice is given the mission of saving the Underland inhabitants from the tyrannical rule of the Red Queen. Perhaps this should have been called something like Return to Wonderland or Wonderland III: Wonder Harder!! Excellent costume and imagination to bring the characters to life, the red queen reminds me of Queenie from Black Adder. I almost forgot... Johnny Deep steels the show... again..


Film Score

10.0 stars

Film Information

Release Date
Runtime 108 minutes
Studio Walt Disney Pictures, Team Todd, The Zanuck Company, Miller Roth Films, Tim Burton Productions
Genre Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family
Budget $200,000,000
Revenue $1,024,299,904

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