Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Compared to the tradition and genre bound fantasy universes of modern successes such as the Harry Potter franchise, the world of Lewis Carroll, and Tim Burton's rendition of it, is truly original and imaginative. In here, genre conventions are largely absent - until the film's final part, in which Burton treats us to a standardized action showdown. This, in addition to the film's lack of recognizability, slowly devaluates a filmatic experience which begins well, with vivid creations and colours. As with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a few years ago, Burton isn't able to accompany his visuals with an anything else than a superficially engaging narrative. Johnny Depp, on the other hand, yet again produces a funny and well-modelled character from classic literature, and he is accompanied by amusing performances by Helena Bonham Carter and Crispin Glover.