Posted on 3/07/10 09:48 PM
The familiar story about a Victorian-age girl falling down a rabbit hole and encountering a fantastically imaginative and compelling world inside.
The hectic pace and hidden emphasis of this movie is completely different from the Disney version, a version that many of us are most familiar with, which I believe has caused the majority of negative reviews for the movie. With an open mind for the director's own personal message and direction, I don't believe that enjoying this film is difficult.
There are times when Johnny Depp's dialogue is difficult to understand, and the narrative sequence just a bit too hurried, but overall it's not a bad piece of moviemaking. The climax and ending are surprising enough to leave the viewer with a inspirational feeling of making the impossible possible.