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Alice in Wonderland

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Alice in Wonderland


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Alice Kingsleigh is a young woman at a crossroads. Not knowing what she wants from life, she is being pushed, pulled, strong-armed, and confused into doing what everyone expects of her. A marriage proposal in front of friends and family pushes Alice over the edge and down the rabbit hole into a place she hasn't visited since her father died 10 years before. Only problem is, she's now a very different person, has no memories of Underland, and is somehow still expected to be someone she's not. How can she argue with something that's mapped out in full visual splendor in the prophetic Oraculum? With the help of The Mad Hatter, The White Queen, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Absolom, The Cheshire Cat, and the Bandersnatch, can Alice unlock the mystery of her past and light a path to her future?
Title: Alice in Wonderland
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment :, Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment,, [2010]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 109 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround
digital, optical, stereo
laser optical, NTSC
video file, DVD video, Region 1, rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Based on "Alice's adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the looking-glass" by Lewis Carroll.
Bonus features: Featurettes Finding Alice (6 min.); The Mad Hatter (6 min.); Effecting Wonderland (7 min.); Disney advertisements (6 min.); Sneak peeks [previews] (11 min.).
Summary: Alice Kingsleigh is a young woman at a crossroads. Not knowing what she wants from life, she is being pushed, pulled, strong-armed, and confused into doing what everyone expects of her. A marriage proposal in front of friends and family pushes Alice over the edge and down the rabbit hole into a place she hasn't visited since her father died 10 years before. Only problem is, she's now a very different person, has no memories of Underland, and is somehow still expected to be someone she's not. How can she argue with something that's mapped out in full visual splendor in the prophetic Oraculum? With the help of The Mad Hatter, The White Queen, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Absolom, The Cheshire Cat, and the Bandersnatch, can Alice unlock the mystery of her past and light a path to her future?
Audience: MPAA Rating PG for fantasy actionviolence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar.
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Report This Dec 29, 2013
  • hania4987 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"you're entirely bonkers ... but I'll tell you a secret ... all the best people are." I think that is as much a summation of Tim Burton's achievement in this incredible movie. The story, the retelling of the Wonderland stories, is ok and meandering. BUT the visual style, the costumes, the mixing of live actors with animation is stunning and breathtaking.

Report This Sep 06, 2013
  • AGuyInAHat rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I don't want to hate this film, so I'll just have to say "MEH" to it. Tim Burton is undeniably talented in creating amazing and imaginative environments, but when it comes to characters, he seems to love the 'Misunderstood Pale Faced Loner' stereotype rather well. (Edward Scissorhands, Ichabod Crane, Willy Wonka, Sweeny Todd, Victor Van Dort, Barnabas Collins to name a few.) The biggest problem in the film is the story...in that there actually IS a story. If you're familiar with the works of Lewis Caroll, one would know that 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', and 'Through the Looking Glass', don't have stories, much like Dante's 'Divine Comedy' it is more a focus on what you see and experiance, no story needed, no story wanted. Why is there a civil war in Wonderland? Why do you have to give names to character that already have names? Like the March Hare is really named Thackery and the Dormouse is really named Mullyumpkin, The Knave of Hearts is named Stayne, it's really confusing, at least to me. The visual effects, like in any Tim Burton movie are fantastic, but I associate Wonderland with bright colors and wonderous creatures. This film would have been so much better if it were like the original animated Disney film, but as it is, I suppose there are worse adaptations.

Report This Jun 21, 2013
  • rufus_red4 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This adaptation starts out promising, but it ends up being an 'all show, not much substance' movie. Alice falls down the hole only to discover she was there when she was a girl, but doesn't remember a thing. Then when the big reveal happens and Alice discovers, yes, she has been here before, it's sputters out as far having any effect. And the creepiest part is a hint of a romance between Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter, (played with an accent that is neither here nor there and wearing contacts that make his eyes look huge, eyebrows and a frightful wig), and Alice, yuck! Anne Hathaway is miscast as the White Witch, she poses more than acts, and Helena Bonham Carter scores high as the Red Queen, though after her umpteenth 'Off with her head', I was tired of her. The production design was amazing though. Another overproduced and crudely scored Hollywood effort.

Alice almost 20 years old. But,her sister Morgain was pretty and nice. When she was falling down down down the hole and her mother's necklaces was lost.Alice was right and wrong... She didn't slay the demon.The red queen's name is Irabeth. The White Queen's name is Mirana the beautiful sister. And the ending part was my favorite song ever. :]

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This film had a slow meandering pace through much of it, but built up to a satisfying finish. It was a metamorphosis for Alice, much like the caterpillar, from girl to woman. Tim Burton's two regulars, Johnny Depp & Helena Bonham Carter, were very good (& kinda creepy), as was Mia Wasikowska as Alice. I think Anne Hathaway was miscast. Astounding visuals. Good story!

Report This Nov 23, 2012
  • pushpc rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It seems to be a bit different from the "Alice in Wonderland" story I know, but I like it. The cast and characters, the plot, and the animation, the music, etc did impress me.

Report This Nov 20, 2012
  • epurys rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

If you're expecting an adaptation of the book, you're going to have a bad time. This movie is a sequel to the events of the first two books (roughly speaking since I've never really seen anyone stay true to The Looking Glass except this one film that was more of a musical). Burton mixes his own style with that of the time period and the AiW universe. In other words, there's some restraint artistically. If you note this movie only for the special effects, you are missing out. The settings, character designs, and costumes are specific and detailed - a lot of thought and work went into the final product. The storyline is also something to note. They have a whole history of what happened after Alice left, the red queen usurping her sister, the mad hatter going further into madness, the quest to search for the "real" Alice. And once they have found her they don't believe its her - and she doesn't know if she is or isn't or even if she wants to be. The soundtrack wasn't Danny Elfman's best, but I can appreciate the effort to deviate from what he usually does (think Nightmare before xmas, Beetlejuice, Corpse Bride, etc.) I think overall that the storyline was *good* but it left something to be desired somewhere in the middle. As others have said, it kind of dragged on. I really liked the casting and the small ticks that each character had (Crispen Glover has that talent for acting like a slimy creep, it's awesome). The whole movie overall was pretty impressive, and I think most people who put this film down too quick had high expectations of it due to the "idea" of it and the trailers, which is understandable but I don't think that's a basis for a critique.

Report This Aug 08, 2012
  • parry123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoy this movie and the the carton style makes the movie even more awesome.

Report This Apr 21, 2012
  • StarReader rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this is a very cute movie. i love all of Alice's outfits!!!

i totally wish i had seen that movie do they have it at blackburnahmlet Ottawa public Libary anyway i hope i get to see some of it.... ;)

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  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

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Violence: Alice's battle near the end.

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Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Alice: "Do you think I've gone 'round the bend'?" Charles Kingsley (her Dad): "I'm afraid so... you're mad... bonkers... off your head... But I'll tell you a secret... All the best people are..."

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Red Queen: "KILL HER!" Seven of hearts: "We follow you no more -- bloody big head..."

Red Queen: "Off with his head!!!"

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  • woosterblue rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I sometimes believe in six impossible things before breakfast.

Report This Apr 29, 2011
  • HollyleafOfThunderclan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Six impossible things, count them Alice. One there is a potion that can make you shrink. two, there is a cake that can make you grow. three, animals can talk. four, cats can disappear. five, there is a place called wonderland. six, I can slay the jabberwocky!"

Report This Mar 28, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The Mad Hatter: What a regrettably large head you have. I would very much like to hat it. I used to hat The White Queen, you know. Her head was so small. The Red Queen: It's tiny. It's a pimple of a head

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  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"You have lost your muchness"

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