Alice in Wonderland details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Matt Lucas, Alan Rickman, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Fry|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Best of 2010, Best of LOVEFiLM Instant, For Kids, Holiday Treats, Holiday Viewing, Just Arrived, Our Instant Picks, Staff Picks|
Alice in Wonderland
|1hr 44 mins||PG|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 44 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
By Helen Cowley from LOVEFiLM
Tim Burton falls down the rabbit hole with his re-visioning of Lewis Carroll's classic novel.
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was it ever a childs storyBy stanthemann (1 review) from North Walsham , 30 Sep 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]Alive in wonderland has always had a quirky style to it, so hey what a great choice to have Tim Burton as the director, with the stlye and flare that this mad cap stlye of story needs,
if you have ever read the orignal story, it is not your normal childs story, containg much mental qustions from the norm.
Johny Depp is a spot on choice, being able to pull off that mad cap air about him, fits the bill to this story line, with the humour to take the edge off, i am looking forward to seeing this mad cap adventure!
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my all time favourite filmBy sarahlou181 (4 reviews) , 17 Nov 2013my all time favourite film with my favourite actor, has loads of funny bits in it and great for the whole family. could watch it again and again!!!!
Bonkers but good!By yanbart (135 reviews) , 09 Nov 2013Watched this with the family. We all enjoyed. Clearly it's a bonkers film about a bonkers story, but that's what you expect!
wonderful wonderlandBy a customer , 02 Nov 2013love this film. I love how ALICE in the end remembers when she was last down the rabbit hole . great film definitely one too watch :)
Alice in Middle Earth-Narnia-NeverlandBy KittyBRussell (5 reviews) , 31 Oct 2013Hmmm...I'm a bit torn on this one. As a big fan of the original story I loved the idea of a retelling (especially by Tim Burton) but the outcome just falls short. A big issue for me was the changing of the characters and core elements of the story. There is too much emphasis on the Mad Hatter, and there are a few characters cut that shouldn't have been. The whole thing felt too sentimental at times. It's supposed to be whimsical, and I understand that this is a changed wonderland but Wonderland itself was never fairyland in the first place...the whole time it's hard to tell what's what and who's bad or good, what Alice is supposed to be doing and where she will go next (that is where the wonder part comes in) And I get the coming of age thing which could have worked because Wonderland (although never entirely WONDERful) is escapism; a victorian child escaping from a stifling environment, a young women escaping from same. It just never had that wonder to it and just felt too hollywood a lot of the time. It's like they sacrificed some of the fun, fairytale whimsy for an epic hollywood tale of knights and battles and baddies and goodies... Don't get me wrong, there were some bits I really enjoyed. Like HBC's Red Queen and Anne Hathaway's White Queen, both characters were very good, respectively. I didn't enjoy the sister-rivalry thing though. And Matt Lucas is fabulous as Tweedledum and Tweedledee...if only he had more air time instead of repetitive reaction shots. Part of what makes the books so fantastic and timeless is the words, the language, the poetry and I feel like they missed out big time on the script with this, making the jabberwocky feel more like the battle for Middle Earth than a bit of mad folly and silliness. It felt very much like there was too much borrowed from other things and too much emphasis on creating an action packed blockbuster... and I actually agree with what someone else mentioned in that maybe it would have been better done in Burton's usual animation style. Overall a bit disappointed.
A Tale of Two CharliesBy Tommas (3 reviews) , 30 Oct 2013This is an adult version of the children's tale and carries a correspondingly darker theme. A little more research would have helped, in particular the surname of the heroine. Charles KINGSLEY was a children's writer of a different era. He wrote 'The Water Babies' and 'Heroes' The creator of Alice was Charles Dodgson.(Otherwise known as Lewis Carrol) a vicar who wrote the story to amuse his daughter Alice.
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