j_'s Rating of Alice in Wonderland

j's Review of Alice in Wonderland

6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland(2010)

I don't know why thousands, if not millions, of people saw this film - and spent money to see it in theatres.
In short, the dialogue - clunky; the visuals - stunning but not fully refined as best exhibited with Crispin Glover's character and his movements within his computer-generated costume; Alice - not very interesting, quite boring, monotoned and unlikable, almost like she sleepwalked through the whole film (which is strange having seen "The Kids Are All Right" and seeing a much more complete/engaging performance); my initial reaction - ended with a thud and a whimper trying to create a pleasing ending - not to mention that uncomfortable dance by the Mad Hatter and Alice's imitation of that dance (I felt bad for the parties involved who thought that dance was a good idea) - and ultimately failing on many levels.