Escape to the Movies: Alice in Wonderland

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Alice in Wonderland

MovieBob goes down the rabbit hole and reviews Alice in Wonderland.

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The link apears to be broken.

Aparently if I had waited 30 seconds more the video would have finished being uploaded to the site, live and learn I guess.

Disapointed that the Bob thinks the movie sucked, I was kind of thinking of going to see it.

works fine for me, must be your browser

You mentioned Rita Repulsa, Moviebob.

Loved the special message. I've hated a lot of Tim Burton's movies expect for one. Sweeny Todd. And I've have yet to watch a Nightmare before Christmas and refuse too. Judging by your review, this is crap. Thank you moviebob

Ugh, I was looking forward to this to. Seriously, why couldn't make a faithful adaptation to story and call it day?

Again, I thank the Escapist for that ad, which will drastically reduce the number of people with brains who will actually buy that game, thus keeping the multiplayer servers of games I like free of morons.

I kind of saw this coming I was not really excited to see this film. I mean it looked pretty but looking pretty does not make a good film. So im skipping this one . Oh and on a side note I liked Charlie and the chocolate factory but to each his own.

Huh, as I actually like his take on Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, I might like this movie too, I guess.

LOOK AT ME!

I haven't even watched the rest of the movie yet, and this had me rolling on the floor.

I am still watching it, it seems like a good adaptation. The story itself is weak anyway, so the movie will reflect that. I agree that adding CGI to a weak story does not make it better, really, but it should be watchable.

Another Tim Burton crap-fest that all the emo douche bag wannabes will jump all over. Seriously, Nightmare Before Christmas was brilliant, then all the Twilight-esque fangirls jumped all over it and now I get a bad taste in my mouth If I so much as consider watching it.

Aura Guardian:
Loved the special message. I've hated a lot of Tim Burton's movies expect for one. Sweeny Todd. And I've have yet to watch a Nightmare before Christmas and refuse too. Judging by your review, this is crap. Thank you moviebob

I love it when people make dogmatic assumptions.
At any rate, the general consensus seems to imply that the action climax is unwarranted.
When I've seen it myself, I'll form my opinion.

- Sweeney Todd, by the way, was Burton's most drab and uninspired film to date.

Based on the trailer, I had this uneasy feeling that the "EPIC WAR BETWIN GOOD AND EVIL WOOT!" would not fit together with Alice In Wonderland at all.

Looks like I was right...

Daystar Clarion:
Another Tim Burton crap-fest that all the emo douche bag wannabes will jump all over. Seriously, Nightmare Before Christmas was brilliant, then all the Twilight-esque fangirls jumped all over it and now I get a bad taste in my mouth If I so much as consider watching it.

I really like the way you put it. I full agree with you good sir.

Actually, I'm honestly surprised you didn't mention Armond White in the beginning of your review in reply to those criticisms that you've apparently been getting. Seriously, guys, Armond White called Martin Scorcese a hack. And he's got one of the worst tastes in movies on this side of reality. And need I mention his "Better Than" lists that he writes up at the end of every year? Ugh! *shudders*

In other news, I might look at this myself, if only to get a small inkling of what to expect in terms of Sweeney Todd's visual style...

well what a shame. It still looks absoluetly fantastic but I need more than that in my movies.

Lets hope his next film is another "Edward Scissorhands" instead of another "Chocolate Factory." I really want another Burton hit, not another Burton tragedy.

I don't like the look's of this film, reminds me of across the universe too much.

Wait wait wait, it has fight scenes? This is based on Alice in Wonderland? What?

mchoueiri:
I kind of saw this coming I was not really excited to see this film. I mean it looked pretty but looking pretty does not make a good film.

Not going to point out what that says about Avatar, but I AM hoping for an upset Sunday.

This review has now prompted me to dig out American McGee's Alice this weekend and have some fun with a psycho totally leagal gal dealing with the death of her family.

Yeah this film did look a little too predictable, I'm not surprised that Johnny Depp and Helena Bonom Carter hog all the screen time because Tim Burton loves them so much.

Still going to see it though.

Aura Guardian:
Loved the special message. I've hated a lot of Tim Burton's movies expect for one. Sweeny Todd. And I've have yet to watch a Nightmare before Christmas and refuse too. Judging by your review, this is crap. Thank you moviebob

I think you mean "Judging by your review, you are crap. Thank you bob"

But in all seriousness, if I WAS to listen to a critic I'll listen to Ebert, a PROFESSIONAL who has spent his whole career (or at least a damn many years) reviewing movies, also don't listen to critics, go see the movie (theater or pirated) and judge for yourself, don't let other people decide for you, that's just fucking stupid

I really liked the movie, but the review was still 100% accurate. Granted it wasn't my favorite Alice in Wonderland adaptation (that honor still goes to American McGee's Alice -- that guy has either the best or the worst name ever; not sure which). But I wholeheartedly agree that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was Burton's worst film.

Hmm I was vaguely look ing forward to this one. oh well.
LOOK AT ME!
that bit had me laughing really hard. I still have no desire to see halo legends though...

oh and The Mad Hatter has a sword because well....HE'S THE MAD HATTER! He's unpredictable!

ALLRIGHT IM LOOKING AT YOU! Dammnit.

Also... Seriously? Broadsword?

Sad to see its not good, I was slightly interested in this movie.

I guess I'll just rent it when it comes out on DVD.

Also your special message in the beginning made me laugh.

Wasn't the whole "Alice returns to wonderland, hell has broken loose" thing already done in a videogame? With a similar setup, similar visual style and the same villan? Or did I just dream that...

Still, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory>Planet of the apes every day.

First, MovieBob shouldn't feel like he has to apologize to anybody. He does a great job with his videos and is never begging for, or doing outrageous things for attention.

Secondly, that was a great video. I had the slight urge to go see it, and now Moviebob saved my money! Thanks Bob!

Is Repomen out yet?!?!?

Skeleon:
Huh, as I actually like his take on Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, I might like this movie too, I guess.

No, I'm completely with you on that one. I don't think I ever heard someone like Charlie less than Planet of the Apes; pretty much any Burton discussion I heard assumes that's at the bottom and just moves on from there. It's like Pixar and Cars. Critically, it didn't even do that bad, getting about the same score as things like "Corpse Bride" and actually above "Batman" and "Big Fish." As for me, I liked it more than even the original movie, largely because of the songs and how it made Willy into an actual character, albeit at the expense of Charlie.

Don't be so worried if this adaptation turns out shit. There are about 20 other Alice in Wonderland movies out there, all varying degrees of success in regards to staying true to the original plot/being a decent movie. Hell, there is even a 70s pornographic, comedy musical of Alice in Wonderland (I shit you not).

One of my favourites, besides the old disney cartoon, would be the 1999 NBC television film http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_in_Wonderland_(1999_film). That one at least makes some reference to the fact that Alice through the Looking Glass is a seperate story(i.e - the sequel Tim Burton probably should have tried to make), rather than just lumping characters from either stories into one narrative.

Tim Burton, a man famous for his quirky obsessions and interpretations of popular media. Lewis Caroll, a man at home with mathematics who delighted people with logical mind games made real through fairy tale like fantasy. I know which one sounds more appealing to me.

I suppose that this could be work like Mars Attacks where it is such an over the top corny take on a genre that it provides some sort of catharsis for the other over the top corny takes on a genre that you are supposed to take seriously. On the other hand it might not.

I was tickled at the start. Found that quite funny. Had no intention of watching the movie, but always good to check your assumptions are correct/not correct! :D

The beginning made me cackle madly! :D I've never been a big fan of Tim Burton, but I guess I still gotta go see it. I think my friends will force me to go watch it anyways.

gilgamesh32:
Wasn't the whole "Alice returns to wonderland, hell has broken loose" thing already done in a videogame? With a similar setup, similar visual style and the same villan? Or did I just dream that...

Yeah, that's a cult game. I heard there were supposed to be making a movie adaptation of just that. I guess this is what we got instead. They should have re-released that game.

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