Yesterday, to celebrate the start of my two-day rest days, I went to Power Plant mall to watch the 3D version of Alice In Wonderland.
I grew up watching Alice In Wonderland with my fellow childhood friends and all I can remember is the tea cup party (or a scene in the castle) wherein there’s this lady who keeps on shouting “pepper! pepper! pepper!” while sprinkling pepper all over the place. It was actually the human version of Alice and not the animated or cartoon ones.
Good thing that Disney has continued Alice’s adventure by going back to the Wonderland after 13 years. However, I won’t suggest to bring your little todds to see this movie as they may be frightened while the oldies gets bored. Adventurous people like me, will rely more on what we see than what the movie would tell.
While the visuals are superb, the movie lacks story. There were not much adventure and soul in the film. It is like Sleepy Hollow – EMPTY. Tim Burton succeeded in giving us a cupcake but no butter frost icing on top. It’s not a complete dessert.
The great deal about this movie are the costumes, visual effects and the actors!
Johnny Depp is the ONLY actor that can fit into the Mad Hatter role. He gave a performance that everyone must see to be appreciated! From Edward’s Scissorhands, Ichabod Crane, Jack Sparrow and Willy Wonka; It was surreal to understand a certain character if it was Depp who is doing the job!
The voice of the Helena Bonham aka Red Queen nearly steals the show! I don’t know what’s with her but I Love Her! LOL Her huge heart shaped head topped on a tiny body is perfect for her domineering character who loves to rest her feet on a hot pig’s belly. Hahahaha
Anne Hathaway as the White Queen is funny. Her gestures and body languages are hilarious. It’s just so funny the need of a steps in a battle field just for her to get off from her horse.
Though the film failed to give us the adventure that we are expecting in Wonderland, at least I was still entertained by how the actors delivered their characters. After a very stressful week at work, distractions like this is what I needed.