Review: Alice in Wonderland

As ALICE IN WONDERLAND opens, Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska) is seven and a half and concedes to her dad that she believes she’s circumvented the curve since she continues dreaming about tumbling down a dark hole into a different universe. After thirteen years, a now bastard 19-year-old Alice ends up being openly proposed to until she pardons herself to flee and ends up after a hare – – you got it – – into an opening that prompts Underland, a supernatural spot where she’s asked over and over assuming she’s THE Alice. Her new colleagues, who incorporate a white hare (voiced by Stephen Fry), a Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), a chain-smoking caterpillar (Alan Rickman), and roly poly twins Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum (Matt Lucas), uncover that assuming she IS the “right” Alice, she’s bound to kill the malevolent Jabberwocky (Christopher Lee), rout the homicidal, enormous headed Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), and reestablish the harmony cherishing White Queen (Anne Hathaway) to control. To do the apparently incomprehensible, Alice should acknowledge that Underland isn’t a fantasy of her creative mind and satisfy her predetermination.


Toward the start of the film, she ends up confronting the possibility of a cold commitment to a whining, heartburn ridden man. In spite of her family’s not-really unobtrusive prods for her to acknowledge, Alice concludes she really wants a second to think and pursues off seeing the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen). Obviously, she unavoidably tumbles into the opening after him—which, when done in three dimensional, is somewhat sickening, yet I guess practical then, at that point—and ends up in Wonderland. When there, she meets the normal cast of characters—the essayists acquiring from both the first Lewis Carroll story, just as the spin-off, Alice Through the Looking Glass—including the Blue Caterpillar (Alan Rickman), Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry), Tweedledee and Tweedledum (Matt Lucas), the March Hare (Paul Whitehouse) and, obviously, the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp). The excellence of this film is certainly ascribed to the extravagance of these vivid characters, who rejuvenate Wonderland with their hogwash, rhymes, puzzles and chit chat—and who can fail to remember their outfits! However, the inquiry they all need to know is: is this actually the Alice they’ve been looking for?

The most comical jokes come from the heart-formed expanded head (and inner self) of the Red Queen (Helen Bonham Carter)— you can’t resist the urge to grind the whole time she is on screen. On the other side to Red’s partiality for savagery (“Off with their heads!”) is her uninvolved and marvelous sister the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), who looks to oust her dictator of a kin, free her subjects from their subjugation on the Red side and become supreme sovereign again. To do as such, the White Queen, with the assistance of the Mad Hatter and his sidekicks, should find a boss to kill the Red Queen’s beast, the Jabberwocky. Alice then, at that point, encounters a significant choice—would she be able to turn into the Alice they require?

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