what i don’t like about alice in wonderland (the movie):
#1. the lead actress’ tone/manner of speaking/portrayal of the lead character.
alice doesn’t whine like that. alice doesn’t really “get distracted”. she is just intrigued by the wonders of the mysterious world. it isn’t that she is extremely unfocused and has a short attention span, it’s just that she is being a child at heart and is curious and bravely adventurous in discovering the things around her.
and alice isn’t cold.
#2. the mad hatter isn’t crazy enough.
the mad hatter is mad. he isn’t supposed to be all mushy and crying and hoping and emotionally vulnerable. he is supposed to be mad.crazy.insane.
end of story.
#3. the white queen.
feels so unnatural. not unreal but unnecessarily sarcastic to the whole character of pure goodness.
#4. the plot takes a very familiar path of a “good vs evil” battle.
and here goes another story with another fighting for the good of the good side.
the red queen is truly convincing.
and the effects are effectively good.
i understand that the whole thing came out probably as a venture through creative license to produce a very different version of what we’ve always known alice to be.
although such attempts are welcomed, this is what i have identified as a twisted (but not quite slash) version of alice in wonderland.
therefore, maybe it should be promoted as such (?)
the whole idea is just so that it does not put hopes to people like me who isn’t looking for something like this when i stood in line at the ticket counter.
the rest of the world seemed to like it though, congrats for that.
but i don’t think i did.