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Alice in Wonderland based on the novels by Lewis Carroll makes its latest film adaptation courtesy of Tim Burton. Much like its predecessor’s this adaptation fails horribly in being as great as the book. It presents an interesting visual style, unfortunately at the cost of ruining the characters and the wonder of “Wonderland”, as well as making a story that hardly as anything to do with the books.
Visually this is amazing and is truly great to look at. “Wonderland” is truly beautiful to look at, from its characters that inhabit the world, to the scenery used in the film looks like “Wonderland” should. Burton was perfectly able to capture what the world should look like as well as making it a visual treat for filmgoers; unfortunately he only succeeds at that.
A major problem in the film is the characters that appear within the film, while Disney’s previous attempt when Walt was around was not a masterpiece, it did do well in capturing the characters as presented in the novel something Burton Failed to do. The Cheshire cat, once a bit of a trickster and a genius by all means is turned into a coward through this film whose smile just masks his true cowardly ways. The Hatter is more serious rather than just being a weird character whom Alice meets, which turns him into a completely different character that’s not as lovable as the version in the novel or the Walt Disney version. These two as well as others are completely changed to a point that some even have actual names that were not even brought up within Carroll’s novel.
“Wonderland” is even change to actually be known as “Underland” as the real name of the world. According to film it was always Underland, Alice just mistaken the name when she first got to the world many years before the film.
Alice in Wonderland slaps the fans of Lewis Carroll’s classic novel in the face, with its cheap twists and complete misinterpretation of the characters. While it is a visual treat, those hoping for a great adaptation well not find it here. Teens with a lack of knowledge of the novel or Burton’s diehard fans will most likely enjoy this, but it completely fails at being as good as the novel or at the very least as good as the original Disney version. If one must watch a film adaption of Carroll’s classic, it’s much preferable to watch the original which at the very least succeeds in making the characters enjoyable to watch.
You know back in the 20th century animated films(aside from the Disney ones anyways) were treated as crap by most people, even if their were great non Disney animated films no one cared because most were terrible, forgettable, and on top of that live action had a consistency of great rememorable films. Now in the 2000's animation seems to be topping live action. Sure there's still great live action films but they haven't really been having lasting effects like the films from before the 2000's. What happened is my question, I mean before live action use to stand out so much now it seems that films from Pixar, Dreamworks animation, and other animation companies have made films that can stay longer in peoples minds then most live action films.
Don't believe me walk up to random people and ask them to name 20 live action films from at least 2000 to 2008 (so that they don't just name anything that came out within last year since chances are they are still fresh in mind) exclude any sequels so they don't make it up entirely of franchises since there probably still making sequels to those franchises. Chances are they will struggle. I've done research around my town about that. Yet when it came to animated films there were hardly any they missed from those years. What happened do live action films suck now compared to before or have people become that forgetful nowadays?
I have a major problem with that statement, I understand that people say it because of their childhood favorite movie or show is getting made remade but is your childhood getting raped because it is being made terrible?
NO!!! Your childhood was in the past so stop complaining I understand that the movie version or remake is terrible but that doesn't mean you've lost the good times of your childhood so stop using a stupid phrase to complain about it. I know you probably loved it that much but just because you didn't like that terrible remake shouldn't mean that you should complain that your childhood is now ruined because fact is you shouldn't be a child anymore if you've already an adult.
There had to say it.