Alice in Wonderland

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  1. Stune

    Stune Well-Known Member

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    Thoughts? Opinions?

    Just got back from a midnight screening not really expecting much... and didn't really get much. It was all over the place, as a sequel to a movie I never saw but that's so layered in Pop culture that I don't think I needed to see it. It felt like a remake of Labyrinth at times, complete with semi-elaborate dance sequences.

    The typical Burton visual flourish is here in full force, with elaborate set-pieces (whatever isn't CGI) and costuming to dazzle the eye. Unfortunately, for me at least, nothing else managed to.
     
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    I enjoyed it
     
  3. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    me too, its always fun watching a 3d film! Worth the 10 bucks
     
  4. a person

    a person Is not amused.

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    I loved it. It was insane.
     
  5. Gordon_4

    Gordon_4 The Big Engine

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    I expected a yellow submarine-esque oddessy of strangeness when I saw this film. I got all that and more. Lots of Alice's scenes with the shrinking, growing, new clothes etc made me imagine how much longer the Fetish Fuel entry on TvTropes was going to get though.

    By the way, Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat.......MAGNIFICENT.
     
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    Tkemert20 「Dojyaaa~n」 TFW2005 Supporter

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    The Dance At The End...Was Unexpected...But Besides That, Pretty Damn Good. The Jabberwock Was Badass!
     
  7. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    I just saw it. It was awesome!
     
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    Ain't that the truth. Big reason why I'd never watch it in a theatre. I wouldn't be able to properly "enjoy" it.
     
  9. Chopperface

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    It was good. Typical Burton fantasy.

    I believe, though, they centered on Johnny Depp to sell the film - he's on every friggin piece of media.

    But Wonderland and its residents were fun! The Jabberwock was a very cool beastie, and its voice - legendary Christopher Lee - FTW.

    I also saw the Toy Story 3 preview before it - phenomenal.

    One more thing - got to meet a cute chick in the theater next to me. :cool:  Good day.
     
  10. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    I loved it. only a couple things were to wonky for me. The dance at the end was lame, didnt want Jaberwocky to talk, and they never explained why they blamed the cat for underlands problems.
     
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    Scrapper6 Lord of Constructicons

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    Considering from what I've heard this is intended to be a sequel to the original Animated Film and considering what the Cat did in that film I can safely say you shouldn't need them to explain it. I mean look what he did to the queen because he tried to get Alice in trouble.

    Seeing it tomorrow hopefully, can't wait.
     
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    I enjoyed it. I was hoping they would go even more over the top with weirdness, but it was fun.
     
  13. DeathStorm

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    I was a little bored with the slowness and lack of character development. I really had no feelings at all towards Alice, The White Queen, The Rabbit, or anyone else. Whether that is intentional or not (bad acting or what Tim wanted her to be) is up for debate. The only characters I felt anything for was The Hatter and The Red Queen - they were the only ones who seemed to have their own personality. Unfortunately everyone else fell flat (well, the twins has their moments).

    I was hoping for some twist during the movie. Someone good who was really bad, perhaps, as a lot of the characters had a decidedly dark side to them.

    I just went in expecting more adventure, more action.
    When Alice goes to get the sword, there could have been a lot more that went on - same with her "ease" of getting into the Red Queen's castle - it was just too slow and boring
    . There was just nothing exciting until the end.

    Overall, a bit of a let down. If it weren't for Tim Burton doing this film I probably would have hated it more. Luckily there is some redeeming value in the effects and a few funny lines. I give it a solid C+.
     
  14. Crazy Ramjetty

    Crazy Ramjetty marvel's got it good

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    I saw it, I liked it and my favorite character is still governor dodo
     

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