I know that there are several blogs out there that have a weekly meme or feature about movies, and since I am a movie lover, I have decided to start my own feature. I will probably not post every week, but I will post regularly on Mondays. I will always pick a movie I have just recently watched and that is based on a book, because after all, this is a blog about books.
Alice in Wonderland
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.
So I know I'm a little late, since this movie came out in early March. But I usually like watching a movie based on a book after I've read the book. But for this one, I still haven't read the book. I am though, currently reading Random Magic and that is in a way, based on Alice in Wonderland, so I decided it was okay to go ahead and watch this one.
Now, I am not a Tim Burton fan, not really but I am a Johnny Depp fan. So I've seen every Tim Burton movie that has Johnny Depp in it. Which to this day is almost all of them (No, I have never watched Nightmare Before Christmas). That is another reason why I decided not to spend my money at the theatres and waited til it was on television.
It was interesting, that's for sure. I remember loving the cartoon, but of course this is a little bit different. Although most of the characters are still the same, like the Mad Hatter and white Rabbit, both who are still quite mad, Alice, the Red Queen and several others, there are some new ones such as the White Queen. Or at least that I've never heard of from just watching the cartoon version. And it also takes place several years later, when Alice is now 19 and can't remember being in Wonderland.
I had a bit of a hard time following the story, honestly, but I was only half-paying attention to it so it's my fault. The animation is fantastic though and I really loved all the exaggerated effects, especially the crazy way the Mad Hatter looked and the Red Queen's giant head. I also loved how dark the movie was, opposite to such a colorful cartoon.
The biggest problem I had with the movie though, other than being able to follow what was going on, was the conclusion. It was sort of rushed through, don't you think?
Overall though, it was an entertaining movie. My favorite part was definitely the cast though :) I'll have to watch it again and this time actually focus on it so I won't get all confused with what's going on.