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Pyrate_Pryncess
03-15-2010, 10:52 PM
Hey everyone, so Question.....Are you or have you seen the new Alice in Wonderland? I have been an Alice fan since I was little. While other little girls wanted to be princesses I wanted to be Alice! Wonderland became my day dream place. I spent alot of time there. Even as an adult Wonderland has always been my happy place....Don't laugh, its gotten me through 1 Med-free childbirth and 1 med-full childbirth! I saw it yesterday. I just had surgery (ta-ta reduction) so I was unable to see it sooner. I was worried about the fact that I Was already on Pain meds so adding more weirdness might have made me more of a crazy person! So anyways, I enjoyed the movie. Dh and DD (8) did too. We have always been fans of Tim Burtons work so we knew Wonderland was going to be amazing. Some people have said that the movie was too dark and others didnt like the style. What did you think? Also, did anyone catch Alice on SYFY? If you havent but you like sci-fi movies this is a must! We DVR'd it and watched it so much that DH bought it for me the day it was released! What a nice guy! SO anyways, I cant wait to hear what you thought of the movie and what-not!!!!!!!!

SheenaXena21
03-15-2010, 11:07 PM
OK..... I love Tim Burton..... and Johnny Depp..... and Alice in Wonderland. So needless to say, I thought it was GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was suprised that it was a more serious than it was funny.

Also, I saw it in IMAX 3-D. It was my first time seeing a movie in IMAX 3-D.... and it definately did not disappoint!!! It was way better than what I thought and imagined. There was great acting and a great special effects!!!

I really want to see it again!!!! Even with the $14.75 price tag!!!!

gymnastgirlflips
03-15-2010, 11:21 PM
I wasn't too big a fan of it. I just love the original movie so much and I've been reading an Alice/Mad hatter fan fic called When Curiosity Meets Insanity so the movie was alot of change for me. I did enjoy it but wouldn't go see it again. It is my favorite Tim Burton movie though, and I've heard other people say that as well.

"I love my fat boys" hehe

Pyrate_Pryncess
03-15-2010, 11:41 PM
I've heard alot of people say that Tim ruined the movie and that they loath all of his work. I personally think he is brilliant. While I do wish that the movie had been a little "lighter", I liked how he stuck a little more to the book than in the Disney version. I am going to see it again this week and I already know that this is one to buy on Blu-Ray!

themilesfamily
03-16-2010, 12:26 AM
My five-year old really liked the movie. Her two favorite characters were the Red Queen and the White Queen.

I personally voted for "Tim Burton movies aren't my thing." He's just too dark for my taste. Honestly, I didn't like this version of Alice -- although I thought the girl who played Alice was very good. And, of course, Helena Bonham Carter is brilliant -- but the character was just too over-the-top creepy for me.

ETA: I just saw on IMDB that the girl who played Alice is playing Jane Eyre in a movie coming out in 2011. I think she will make an excellent Jane Eyre!

Pyrate_Pryncess
03-16-2010, 12:35 AM
Did anyone else catch where the Red Queen couldn'd pronounce "R"'s? They did an interview with Helena and she said that she did that on purpose to make the Red Queen funny to children instead of scary! I thought that was brilliant. Every time I heard her say "R"'s in the movie I couldnt help but to laugh. I would look over and DD who is 8 would chuckle too!

thelittlemermaid83
03-16-2010, 09:58 AM
Me and DD watched it on Mothers Day and tbh i was a little hesitant on letting her see it as she is only 4, but wow we was both blown again. I'm not a Tim Burton or Johnny Depp fan but we loved it, my DD also commented after the film that i was silly for suggesting that it was a little bit scary because she was not scared at all.

mla1977
03-16-2010, 10:04 AM
I saw it in 3D last week and I definitely want to go back and see it in IMAX 3D. I tried on Saturday night, but it was sold out when I got there. I'll just need to try again soon.

tn4mickey
03-16-2010, 12:22 PM
DH and I are going to see Alice tonight and can't decide whether to pay extra for 3D. We did for Avatar but not sure if it is necessary for Alice. What do you all think?

Pyrate_Pryncess
03-16-2010, 12:40 PM
We saw it in 2D this time. I am on pain meds and DD just got new glasses so we werent sure if we could survive 3D this go-round. IMHO, 2D was fantastic. We are planning 3D this weekend so we will have the chance to see both. For the most part, Alice is a movie that I think most people will end up seeing twice so I say try them both!!!!!!!!!

PrincessSuzanne
03-16-2010, 01:24 PM
I chose loved it, but was between Ehhh and loved it. It was a beautiful movie from the picture perspective, but it just wasn't a great movie. Loved the 3D and the way you felt like you were in the movie with them, but some things just didn't fit.

I said I didn't want to see it again, but I think I do and will buy it when it comes out, just not sure I will like it in 2D.

thelittlemermaid83
03-16-2010, 02:51 PM
I chose loved it, but was between Ehhh and loved it. It was a beautiful movie from the picture perspective, but it just wasn't a great movie. Loved the 3D and the way you felt like you were in the movie with them, but some things just didn't fit.

I said I didn't want to see it again, but I think I do and will buy it when it comes out, just not sure I will like it in 2D.

I saw it in 2d and really did i think i was in the movie without the 3d effects.

lodgelady
03-16-2010, 04:52 PM
DH was sweet and went to see Alice with me so I didn't have to go alone. My 2 teens did not want to go as they could not get away from the idea that it was a film for little kids. We went on a Sunday afternoon and splurged on the 3D version. The theater was mostly full of adults- very few children. I wonder if the high ticket price for 3D is too much for families?
Anyway, to our surprise, DH really enjoyed it! I found it far less creepy than I expected (except for the part where Alice walks over the white heads in the moat) and it was a very clever sequel with a satisfying ending.

cannp123165
03-20-2010, 09:59 AM
I thought it was great. :)

emmaaa(:
03-20-2010, 02:59 PM
i personally loved it! i thought it was really good, and i liked the new story line. BUT, i do prefer the 1951 version. nothing beats it!:love:

::Snow_White::
03-21-2010, 01:09 PM
I thought it was okay, I didn't expect too much of the movie for some reason. I usually love Tim Burton movies too. I never cared a lot for the animated Alice in Wonderland anyway.

I didn't like the Red or White Queen at all, but I thought Alice and the Hatter were good.

We saw it in 3D though and I hate 3D, so maybe I'll be able to focus more when we have it on dvd.

Debbie-TN
03-21-2010, 11:08 PM
I loved it. I'm already working on my Hatter costume for Halloween. I love Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, so I knew I would love the movie. Actually, for a Tim Burton movie, I thought it was rather normal.

WaltD4Me
03-21-2010, 11:56 PM
DH was sweet and went to see Alice with me so I didn't have to go alone. My 2 teens did not want to go as they could not get away from the idea that it was a film for little kids. We went on a Sunday afternoon and splurged on the 3D version. The theater was mostly full of adults- very few children. I wonder if the high ticket price for 3D is too much for families?
Anyway, to our surprise, DH really enjoyed it! I found it far less creepy than I expected (except for the part where Alice walks over the white heads in the moat) and it was a very clever sequel with a satisfying ending.

Funny. I saw it this afternoon in 3D and the theatre was FULL of little kids. There were two little girls sitting in our row who definitely didn't like the movie, one or both of them cried through most of it. To be fair, they were too young for Alice, I'd say they were five and six. Why don't parents do a little research before taking their kids to the movies? :confused3

That aside, I liked the movie mostly. I thought the beginning was a little slow.
Once Alice got to Wonderland I enjoyed the imagery, I thought the Red Queen's castle was very cool, but my favorite character was Ann Hathaway as the White Queen, I loved the way she played her. All in all I'm glad I saw it, but it wasn't my favorite Disney movie by any means. Or even my favorite Tim Burton movie, that still is Nightmare Before Christmas.

JennyMP03
03-22-2010, 12:19 AM
Picky literature nerd here. I saw the previews and thought, "Burton isn't getting it. He thinks he can just make things look surreal and strange and, there you have it: Wonderland." Carroll's stories are so much more than a land of curious beings. Wonderland is merely the setting; Alice's journey is the focus. There's so much clever wordplay involved in the books. Carroll really was a brilliant author.

My fellow English-major friends who saw it gave it overwhelmingly negative reviews. I'll watch it on Tivo perhaps, but for now, it doesn't appeal to me. And Avril Lavigne's theme song for it makes me gnash my teeth in outrage. :( That's a different rant, though!

Disney Fool
03-23-2010, 09:33 AM
I liked it for what it was. Although, I think (and this is just my personal opinion) Burton would have made it better had he put Johnny Depp as the captain of the ship Alice sailed off in at the end of the movie. Now that would have been brilliant!

Pyrate_Pryncess
03-23-2010, 09:55 AM
I liked it for what it was. Although, I think (and this is just my personal opinion) Burton would have made it better had he put Johnny Depp as the captain of the ship Alice sailed off in at the end of the movie. Now that would have been brilliant!

hahaha, that would have been great.....a little surprise visit from Capt. Jack Sparrow!

Micca
03-24-2010, 03:13 PM
Saw the Burton version, and while I was underwhelmed I'm glad to have seen it. I'll stick with the animated version which remains one of my all time fave Disney flicks. :earsboy:

hichewlova
03-26-2010, 11:26 AM
I can't really compare the animated version to Burton's film - I enjoy both for different reasons and they pull from different stories so I think they actually complement each other well.

Wanted to post this video (http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=778749921801&ref=mf) about all the women in the film - both Queens and Alice. Don't you just love how the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) wonders why anyone would mind that she terrorizes the kingdom?

the horned king
04-05-2010, 09:35 PM
Loved it! Anne Hathaway was a treat to watch. Can't wait to purchase this one on blu-ray.

Alice1386
04-05-2010, 09:45 PM
I thought it was a really good movie in it's own right, but could never replace the love I have for the original. I am really glad that it was just a continuation of the story instead of just a newer version. Depp's performance was disappointing though. More and more his "character" roles are becoming just slight variations of one another (and I love me some
Johnny). Sigh.

Merry Mousketeer
04-06-2010, 02:32 PM
I saw Alice in both 2D and 3D. I didn't think the 3D added anything to the experience for me. The only effect I thought the 3D enhanced was the Cheshire Cat, who was my favorite character in the film.

Overall, I liked the film and think Tim Burton captured the magic and mayhem of Lewis Caroll's Wonderland/Underland. I'd be interested in seeing him go back and do a version of the original story since I was intrigued by the brief flashbacks of Alice when she remembers her first visit as a child.

The only things I didn't like was the dance the Mad Hatter did at the end and the accompanying dance music. It seemed as if the scene was an afterthought and was just dropped in and it took me right out of the film. Also, I didn't enjoy the song by Avril Lavigne (spelling?) during the closing credits. It sounded to me as if she was sitting on a pointy stick while she recorded it.

I am looking forward to when it comes out on Blu Ray.

Pyrate_Pryncess
04-06-2010, 03:39 PM
Just an FYI, Tim Burton just announced his next Disney Adventure!!!!!!!!






Are you ready?????????







































Sleeping Beauty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yep, Tim Burton has indeed signed on to do the live action/CGI remake of Sleeping Beauty!!!!!!!! That was a pretty dark movie if I remember, its been a long time since i've seen it.

Merry Mousketeer
04-06-2010, 03:42 PM
I read it's about Malificient and will be similar to "Wicked" in that it'll be the story of the misunderstood fairy from Sleeping Beauty.

Pyrate_Pryncess
04-06-2010, 03:46 PM
I read it's about Malificient and will be similar to "Wicked" in that it'll be the story of the misunderstood fairy from Sleeping Beauty.

Yeah I read that it will be Sleeping Beauty from a different point of view.

wdwnut4life
04-07-2010, 02:06 PM
it was great! the whole cast rocked! especially johnny depp!

coneygoil
04-08-2010, 09:44 AM
I liked the movie, but it felt like it was missing something. Like it could have been better. I guess I went into it thinking it was going to be extremely trippy and crazy, but it really wasnt. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was trippier...LOL! Nonetheless, I will most likely buy it on DVD and maybe it'll grow on me more once I watch it again.

Maleficent Lives
04-11-2010, 10:54 PM
I am still a little bit underwhelmed by the movie. I felt that it lacked substance. Of course, in the interest of full disclosure, I did see it at the end of a 19 hour day at Epcot then MK. I will definitely have to watch it again when I am more energetic and less likely to be as critical of it. One thing that I did notice about the film was that the basic idea followed some of what went on in a book written in 2006 called The Looking Glass Wars. I know that they are dissimilar in many ways, but the resemblance is striking.

startrekkie
04-12-2010, 02:10 PM
I thought it was a great film Johnny Depp was brilliant off course it would have been much better had they thought about putting Johnny on the ship a surprise at the end of the movie what do you think?

claudiajenfer1
11-22-2010, 11:19 PM
Well, I really loved Alice in Wonderland. The movie has fantastic combination of computer animation, live actors and presentation of 3-D works wonders in the world come to life in a way never seen before. The interaction between computer and live action characters is perfect, and the impression that you have a picture after another similar graph with respect to the movie.

kalvin
12-16-2010, 03:42 AM
It's one of the best movie. I love to watch it again and again.. It's really superb..!!

xJenna
12-16-2010, 10:47 AM
The original Alice in Wonderland is my favorite movie, so I was really excited about this one. I went to see it the weekend it came out in IMAX. I didn't like it. I found nothing memorable about it. It was very pretty to look at. I thought that was extremely well done. But overall I just didn't like it. I think if they had done the original story it could have been incredible. Oh, and I LOVE Johnny Depp, but I didn't not like the hatter. I HATED his look and he was just off. :confused3

kristina87
12-16-2010, 05:46 PM
I liked it, didn't LOVE it. I like Tim Burton and I liked the way this Alice looked. I really hated the random part where the Mad Hatter breaks out into a dance though. It didn't fit with the movie at all and was really strange

mjaclyn
01-07-2011, 09:11 AM
Alice in Wonderland has always been one of of my favorite Disney movies so naturally I was SUPER excited that they were doing a remake!! I really enjoyed it but I DO think it could have been better. I still own it though. :-)

JPWDW
01-08-2011, 02:44 PM
I would vote for the original movie, much more classy; besides seeing Dep as the Mad Hatter wasnt what I expected.

daxosam
01-08-2011, 06:34 PM
An amusing film with impressive visual design. I think that critics of the time softens and Alice Burton is a classic. Bandersnatch and Futterwackens not resist. , Despite the stunning visuals and superb performances Alice in Wonderland really never goes anywhere. Or rather he go somewhere, we've all been before.

shakuntalam2011
01-10-2011, 04:15 AM
Yeah, I am a big fan of it... & in my opinion it's awesome............:)

Rupert B Puppenstein
01-13-2011, 05:05 PM
I saw it twice hoping to have it grow on me...but it didn't. I like most other Tim Burton movies and this one was just a bit too dark. I did like some of the characters but it scared my nephew and was just too different from the original animated version that I couldn't appreciate it. I think Disney needed to have a movie that appealed to a different clientele and they accomplished that.

>Ash<
02-10-2011, 03:05 AM
I like Tim Burton personally. i thought he did a good job with Alice because i thought the origional book was rather dark for a childrens book and i think Burton captured it whilst still leaving a kind of disney style to the movie.

obviously the origional alice was amazing and had the giant blue catapilar that used the pipe i still love that character. :hippie:

santadog
02-10-2011, 09:14 PM
after thinking about it, I think Tim Burton is at his very best when he ventures into new territory.
Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands, Beetle Juice, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Nightmare Before Christmas were all a lot of fun, and something we'd never seen before.

Where he seems to fall short (in my opinion) is when he "re-imagines" something that's already part of the cultural lexicon. Alice in Wonderland, Sweeney Todd, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Planet of the Apes, Mars Attacks!, (and even) Batman all fall short. The only exception is "Sleepy Hollow" (again, just my opinion).

Queenofspoons
04-18-2011, 09:18 PM
The first time I saw it I was all ehh it was okay, but when I watched it a second time I started loving this film, while it definitely not for little kids,it was suprisingly good, its a good action packed sequel to the orginal film.

hawkjones
05-24-2011, 08:25 AM
For my opinion, It was brilliant movie and I think everyone enjoyed this movie when it was released...Awesome movie and Johnny Depp do good job in it. Whole animation was perfect for me..............