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Topic: Disney - Alice in Wonderland
Posted By: Ad Endless Nauseum
Subject: Disney - Alice in Wonderland
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2010 at 1:39am

Looks ok. I've enjoyed the books titled the Annotated Alice, which have margin notes to explain the various things going on in the story. I'll give the movie a viewing. It'll be the first Disney movie I've bothered with in years. (added note) I don't know if this was a nation wide ad, or just a local insert, but I saw it during an ad break while watch The Game, so I suppose it qualifies for posting. Sorry if I'm wrong about it.



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Posted By: not_a_dumb_dad
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2010 at 1:50am
It was nationwide...I saw it too.  I was planning on seeing it anyhow..

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Posted By: applepiemommy
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2010 at 3:18am
This movie looks so creepy the previews give me nightmares!

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Posted By: not_a_dumb_dad
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2010 at 4:05am
I will agree with that...looks more geared to adults than the previous Disney version.  It is supposedly going to be in 3D as well.

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Posted By: Legoman
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2010 at 4:25am
gladd i forgot what the commercial looked like Smile  yay for short term memory!


Posted By: Ad Endless Nauseum
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2010 at 4:41am
In the first few seconds, before it became obvious, I thought that maybe it was a promo for The Hobbit, as it looked very much like many scenes from Lord of the Rings. But of course, the Cheshire Cat is unmistakable! And I thought I might have caught a glimpse of a Jaberwock in there. Certainly the Red Queen.

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Posted By: EMCEE
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2010 at 7:58am
Originally posted by Ad Endless Nauseum Ad Endless Nauseum wrote:

In the first few seconds, before it became obvious, I thought that maybe it was a promo for The Hobbit, as it looked very much like many scenes from Lord of the Rings. But of course, the Cheshire Cat is unmistakable! And I thought I might have caught a glimpse of a Jaberwock in there. Certainly the Red Queen.


The Jabberwock and the Vorpal Sword both seemed to make an appearance.  I cannot wait for this movie! 


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Posted By: jeroboam
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2010 at 8:41pm
snicker snack


Posted By: Pirate Alyx
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2010 at 9:14pm
Always loved the Alice in Wonderland tale(s).  I could not watch Johnny Depp in the latest Willie Wonka flick...was too creepy... I hope this does not follow suit.  Those lens on Johnny look really creepy.  I love the way Helena looks and acts as the Red Queen..I bet she's perfect for it!  She was great in Sweeney Todd!
 
(I need a fat warm pig belly to rest my feet on..ahhhhh.- So decadent!)


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Posted By: Titus77
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2010 at 9:27pm
After Burton botched 'Charlie' (he should have paid homage to the original, much better film instead of bad-mouthing it) I have no interest in seeing 'Alice'. And when is it ever going to be called by its real title, 'Alice's ADVENTURES in Wonderland'?????????

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Posted By: Ad Endless Nauseum
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2010 at 12:01pm
Originally posted by Titus77 Titus77 wrote:

After Burton botched 'Charlie' (he should have paid homage to the original, much better film instead of bad-mouthing it) I have no interest in seeing 'Alice'. And when is it ever going to be called by its real title, 'Alice's ADVENTURES in Wonderland'?????????




OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!!


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Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2010 at 4:31pm
It looks like fun, I might go see it. Thumbs%20Up

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Posted By: jeroboam
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2010 at 4:51pm
Originally posted by Titus77 Titus77 wrote:

After Burton botched 'Charlie' (he should have paid homage to the original, much better film instead of bad-mouthing it) I have no interest in seeing 'Alice'. And when is it ever going to be called by its real title, 'Alice's ADVENTURES in Wonderland'?????????


waaait he bad mouthed it? His whole purpose was to honor Roald Dahl in all of this. I never thought he talked bad of the original.





Posted By: MrCleveland
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2010 at 6:21pm
It'll probably have a strong 'PG' Rating, but since it looks darker than "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", it might flirt with a 'PG-13' Rating.

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Posted By: blue
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2010 at 6:31am
I'm a little tired of Tim Burton's "look how creepy and dark and macabre my movies are" schtick.


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2010 at 5:32pm
I'd like to see this on acid.  Unfortunately, at this point, I think I'm going to have to settle for seeing it on Centrum Silver with Anti-Oxidants. 
 
 


Posted By: EMCEE
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2010 at 6:54pm
Originally posted by jeroboam jeroboam wrote:

snicker snack


I think this onomatopeia needs to be used on a daily basis.  It is sooo under-appreciated.


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Posted By: Craftychiq
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2010 at 3:26am
I've been waiting to see this for a while if only to catch Alan Rickman as the Caterpillar, should be interesting:-D

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Posted By: applepiemommy
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2010 at 2:27am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I'd like to see this on acid.  Unfortunately, at this point, I think I'm going to have to settle for seeing it on Centrum Silver with Anti-Oxidants. 
 

 




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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2010 at 2:32am
Latest Tim Burton/Johnny Depp effort.
It will be good.
We're going - hopefully, it will be in IMAX 3D. 


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Posted By: Titus77
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2010 at 4:19pm
He bad-mouthed the original film, with Gene Wilder, not the book (and where's the movie of the sequel, "Charlie and the Great Glass elevator", anyway??). I thought Wilder would have been perfect for the Grandpa Joe role in the remake.

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Posted By: Moochamoocha
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2010 at 5:14pm
Ugh. I have no desire to see this movie or any movie Tim Burton does. His stuff always looks the same - too creepy and macabre. And why is Johnny Depp always in his movies along with that freak show Helena Bonham-Carter? Are the three of them involved in some creepy threesome? Or are they bound together for life to make seemingly harmless stories into scary fantasies? Ecch!

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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2010 at 5:35pm
Sure, Moochy...Burton IS always 'dark'...Depp has worked with him since 'Day 1', so it seems.
I find his work 'interesting'; by nature, guess I love seeing where one's mind can go - no matter where...


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Posted By: jeroboam
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2010 at 8:17pm
Originally posted by Titus77 Titus77 wrote:

He bad-mouthed the original film, with Gene Wilder, not the book (and where's the movie of the sequel, "Charlie and the Great Glass elevator", anyway??). I thought Wilder would have been perfect for the Grandpa Joe role in the remake.


I saw this thing on the making of the original it on one of the special edition dvds and was happy to see Dahl did the framework for the adaptation and was even present as a consultant on the film site. I was saddened to hear that near the end they consulted him less and less and changed things and in the end he hated the movie and was quite bitter. The sequel never came to be due him refusing the rights.


Posted By: ShinyGreenApple
Date Posted: 25 Feb 2010 at 3:38am
I've grown kind of tired of the Burton/Depp collaborations and Burton's style in general. Doubt I'll see this freak show. Seriously, he really needs to find some new faces for his movies. The actors he chooses are generally talented, but it does get old.

And as much as I adore Alan Rickman and his amazing voice, the pictures released of that caterpillar scare the ever living crud out of me.


Posted By: Asnotseenontv
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2010 at 3:57am
I can't stand Burton(except for the two Batman films he directed) or Depp. He's not good looking at all IMO.

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Posted By: Synesthesia
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2010 at 4:15am
I adore me some Johnny Depp
Even though he supports Polanski.
But, what can I do? No one is perfect, but Johnny Depp is quite cool.
And has lovely cheekbones. I rather like the combination of Burton/depp


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Posted By: ShinyGreenApple
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2010 at 5:45am
Call blasphemy if you like, but the Burton films that annoy me most are the Batman ones. Blargh.

I don't find Depp attractive, but I respect him as an actor and he's done some very memorable roles. I just think he's been making awful choices lately, not least of all the Mad Hatter. And a FOURTH Pirates? Good grief I enjoyed the franchise for what it was but let it die with a little bit of dignity.


Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2010 at 2:56am
Originally posted by ShinyGreenApple ShinyGreenApple wrote:

Call blasphemy if you like, but the Burton films that annoy me most are the Batman ones. Blargh.

I don't find Depp attractive, but I respect him as an actor and he's done some very memorable roles. I just think he's been making awful choices lately, not least of all the Mad Hatter. And a FOURTH Pirates? Good grief I enjoyed the franchise for what it was but let it die with a little bit of dignity.


If this is a rag on the horrible horrible 90's movies of Batman, then I'm going to have to agree with you here. Those were downright STUPID. Unhappy


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Posted By: Asnotseenontv
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2010 at 5:28am
Originally posted by Ad nauseous Ad nauseous wrote:

Originally posted by ShinyGreenApple ShinyGreenApple wrote:

Call blasphemy if you like, but the Burton films that annoy me most are the Batman ones. Blargh.

I don't find Depp attractive, but I respect him as an actor and he's done some very memorable roles. I just think he's been making awful choices lately, not least of all the Mad Hatter. And a FOURTH Pirates? Good grief I enjoyed the franchise for what it was but let it die with a little bit of dignity.


If this is a rag on the horrible horrible 90's movies of Batman, then I'm going to have to agree with you here. Those were downright STUPID. Unhappy


No, from before then, the ones from 1989 and 1992 respectively. Much better than the Schumacher ones.


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Posted By: Vindicated
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2010 at 6:26am
I haven't read through all the replies so I may be posting an unpopular opinion, but I'm really looking forward to this film.


Posted By: MrButler
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2010 at 12:19pm
It looks great but I'm confused as to why  it's a sequal....


Posted By: Craftychiq
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2010 at 1:07am
There are two books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (aka Alice in Wonderland) and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Saw There. The movie briefly mentions the first one and takes the characters from the second one. It doesn't really seem like it follows the stories of the books (from what I remember) but I did like the movie. I actually thought it too light to be considered Tim Burton and since it wasn't overly dark and gory and creepy I was able to enjoy it:)

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Posted By: jeroboam
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2010 at 8:39am
My thoughts on it were that it appears Burton played it a little safer than usual.
Perhaps that is what some don't like. They figure Burton would really "flavor" it the way he does his interpretations of things and when he plays it straight it throws people off.

On the other side I feel others are expecting the dynamic absurdity of the Wonderland Disney interpreted in the cartoon version.
We enjoyed it a lot yet both saw where there would be things that people would complain about.

I suppose the closest thing would be that it was such a straightforward story that it at times almost seemed like a fantastic movie where the Lewis Carrol characters happened to be worked in.



Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2010 at 11:54pm

We saw it last night - pretty darned good!

We really enjoyed it.
 
Jero, you are correct - Burton played it much safer than usual.


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Posted By: Christine
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2010 at 11:26pm
I'm a purist when it comes to the original story (and also have a copy of The Annotated Alice. Awesome!) Haven't even seen the Disney version.
 
I think this looks like fun eye candy, which makes me want to see it, but I'm also a movie snob and can't stand the overinflated prices around here ($10+ and apparently went up again.)



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