The much-anticipated Alice In Wonderland is full of adventure, danger, and talking animals.
Some young adults remember the original novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” made by Lewis Carroll but Tim Burtons version turns Alice into a teenager.
The storyline begins with Alice (Mia Wasikowka) arriving at a party hosted by Lord and Lady Ascot (Tim Pigott-Smith and Geraldine Smith). Alice knows the party is for her but she is surprised when she hears Hamish Ascot ask for her hand in marriage.
When she can’t decide if she wants to marry Hamish, she follows the White Rabbit into a hole in the ground and finds herself in Underland, a place where everything is huge and flowers can talk.
Like most Disney movies, Alice begins her journey going through obstacles and finding out who she really is and what she wants to do with her life.
Along her journey she comes in contact with characters that are some of the best acting I’ve seen in a movie. Johnny Depp never disappoints as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter plays the Red Queen who is very believable, and Mia Wasikowka, who stole the show as Alice, could become the next big star in Hollywood. Although I think Anne Hathaway who plays the White Queen tried too much to act proper, it didn’t affect the film much.
With the throwing of teacups and crazy special effects, I recommend seeing it in IMAX and 3D, if you can. I also recommend seeing it a second time to get the full effect of the story. I give this movie three out of four stars.