Alice In Wonderland: Blu Ray Review
Alice In Wonderland
Released by Disney DVD
and Tim Burton reteam once again - this time it's for an adaptation of Lewis
Carroll's Alice In Wonderland.
Mia Wasikowska is
19 year old Alice, a girl who's facing the possibility of being married off to a
man she doesn't love and on the verge of enduring a life she really doesn't
As she runs off to consider the proposal,
she falls down a rabbit hole and finds herself in Wonderland.
However, on her entrance to Wonderland, she finds she has a destiny
to fulfill - she must free the land from the tyranny of the Red Queen (Helena
Bonham-Carter) and restore happiness to the land she visited as a child in her
But with the Red Queen on the war path,
and the evil Jabberwocky to be unleashed, Alice is facing a whole heap of
Burton's created a nightmarish version of Wonderland -
full of odd colours and architecture which seems perfectly in tune with his
vision; there's some great images - such as Alice negotiating a raft of heads
the Red Queen's had cut off and cast in the moat around her castle. It seems as
if technology's finally got to give Burton the chance to create the vision he's
always hinted at in previous films - and he's relished the opportunity to create
a memorable Wonderland.
Ultimately, this Alice In
Wonderland is an insight into Burton's mind - it's zany and visually crazy in
parts; however, due to a bit of a lack of an emotional connection, it's a little
bit sprawling at times and doesn't quite live upto its initial promise.
Extras: The Mad Hatter, Finding Alice
and Effecting Wonderland - all behind the scenes docos