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Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Director:
Tim Burton
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Fantasy/Adventure/
Animated
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Alice i eventyrland
RUNNING TIME
108 minutes
Producer:
Richard D. Zanuck
Joe Roth
Suzanne Todd
Jennifer Todd
Screenwriter (based on "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll):
Linda Woolverton


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Mad Hatter Johnny Depp
Alice Mia Wasikowska
Red Queen Helena Bonham Carter
White Queen Anne Hathaway
Stayne - Knave of Hearts Crispin Glover
Tweedledee/Tweedledum Matt Lucas
White Rabbit (voice) Michael Sheen
Cheshire Cat (voice) Stephen Fry
Blue Caterpillar (voice) Alan Rickman
Dormouse (voice) Barbara Windsor
March Hare (voice) Paul Whitehouse
Bayard (voice) Timothy Spall
Dodo Bird (voice) Michael Gough
Tall Flower Faces (voice) Imelda Staunton
Jabberwocky (voice) Christopher Lee

 

Review

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.

 

Copyright 7.3.2011 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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