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Alice in Wonderland

Rated PG 109 min. 2010

There is a lot about Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland that's curiouser and curiouser, but just not much "muchness." It is a phantasmagorical fever dream that is both absorbing and banal. Burton has always embraced the sentiment behind Alice's query, "What is the use of a book, without pictures or conversations?" There is wonder in the film's unrelenting visual design, comic spark and intriguing voice work — particularly impressive is the trippy cool of Rickman and Fry, while Christopher Lee is instantly recognizable as the Jabberwocky's resonant baritone. But, it is a sense of awe not shared by the surprisingly aplomb Alice. Burton's 3D pictorial of a young woman's arrested development and reluctant embrace of adulthood belies the fact that Alice's entire time underground is spent having one creature after another tell her where to go and what to do. The pleasingly zany spectacle of it all comes at the expense of the story's soul.

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Director: Tim Burton

Writer: Lewis Carroll and Linda Woolverton

Producer: Richard D. Zanuck, Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd

Cast: Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Michael Sheen, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall and Barbara Windsor


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