Movie Review 3/15 – Alice In Wonderland
Alice In Wonderland
What I Liked: I hate critics. Not them personally but the profession. I honestly think anyone who bases what they watch on what someone else thinks should not be watching movies. ‘Alice’ currently has a 53% on RottenTomatoes.com meaning only half of the critics liked it (Good Reviews: 93, Bad 84). I’m saying all this to say, don’t always listen to critics. Always see a movie for yourself. Oh wait. I’m supposed to review this movie….I loved it. Everything I had hoped it would be. Around the middle of the film, I realized I didn’t want it to end. Which is too bad because a sequel is never going to happen. Instead of doing the obvious thing and just doing a modern retelling of ‘Alice’, Burton does a sequel to it which turned out to be one of the reasons I loved it. It had all the references from the old story we all know and but it also got to go wherever it wanted with this film. Oh and not that this needs to be said but Johnny Depp is as awesome as he usually is. And this actress I’ve never seen before, Mia Wasikowska, is just great as Alice. Now, I saw this in IMAX 3D which is how I recommend you see it. The whole movie fantastically weird. Just really fun.
What I Didn’t Like: It had to end? Can I say that? Guess not. Well for a while in the middle, the movie kind of fizzles out for a bit but picks up.