Alice In Wonderland The Movie Review – F For Fun

by Jon Pinney on March 12, 2010

Alice In Wonderland Theatrical PosterTwo nights ago I went and saw the new Alice In Wonderland movie at the IMAX 3D in Sacramento.  While I mostly enjoyed the experience and the movie, I don’t think I’d actually score the movie very well.

In fact, while I’d say it was fun and amusing, I’d also say that that the IMAX was distracting, the acting was only mediocre, and the story was a little dull.

Johnny Depp, who played the mad hatter, was mostly a bore.  His characters of late all remind me of each other, and it would have been much more exciting for me to see Tom Cruise or Morgan Freeman play this role.  At least that would’ve been something new.

Anne Hathaway, who played the White Queen, was by far the worst casting decision in the entire film.  Besides the fact that her makeup looked horrible, her acting was shallow and unbelievable and her character was unlikeable.  Every time she was on screen I cringed.

Helena Bonham Carter, admittedly one of my favorite all-time actresses, did a great job as the queen, though her oversized head was almost too distracting.

The star of the show, Alice (played by Mia Wasikowska), was the single breath of fresh air in the entire film.  Her character, looks, and acting were the main reason I enjoyed this movie.

Overall, I’d say this movie is worth seeing.  Though, if I had it to do over again, I would not have watched it in IMAX 3D.  And if you’d told me I couldn’t see it till it came out on DVD, I don’t think I’d complain.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashley March 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Thank you for this review! I will wait till it’s on DVD (Though admittedly I didn’t have much interest in seeing this in the first place…)

Tony April 1, 2010 at 10:01 pm

I thought it was a good movie-much better than I had anticipated. Yeah, Anne Hathaway SUCKEDl but Johnny Depp was funny. Some of my friends noticed a few times where he either deliberately or accidentally let his “jack Sparrow” from “Pirates of the Caribbean” appear.

Amy April 9, 2010 at 1:02 pm

I did not want to go see it but I did opening weekend. I didn’t think I would like it because I do not like the story, but I was surprised I loved it. Thanks for the review even though I seen it before I read it. Johnny Depp is the real reason I went to go see it. Love him!

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