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    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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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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jeroboam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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.

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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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It looks great but I'm confused as to why  it's a sequal....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vindicated Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Asnotseenontv Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ad nauseous Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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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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.
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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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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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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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Latest Tim Burton/Johnny Depp effort.
It will be good.
We're going - hopefully, it will be in IMAX 3D. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote applepiemommy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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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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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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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I'm a little tired of Tim Burton's "look how creepy and dark and macabre my movies are" schtick.
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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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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.



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It looks like fun, I might go see it. Thumbs%20Up
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