Sunday, March 07, 2010

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

I think the 'Alice in Wonderland' people owe us some royalties.  I'm checking under my bed tonight to make sure Tim Burton isn't hiding there.

Off with their heads!

Just don't call me late to dinner.

What is the Hatter with me?


At first I thought he was a shoe-in for the Hatter but the March Hare also bears a shocking resemblance.

 I thought the movie was good, can't go too far wrong with Tim Burton and Jonny Depp.  Factor Disney in though and the movie could have been better.  The characters and effects and Lewis Carroll humor were great but the plot, um, was this 'Alice in Wonderland' or 'The Wizard of Oz'?  They even added in a dog because maybe we were missing a Toto?  I also could have done without the loud, drawn-out battle scene at the end.  That sort of thing always sends me to snoozers.  Still, I enjoyed it despite the predictable, hackneyed plot and thought it was a good Burton/Depp vehicle.  Glad I didn't opt for the 3-D, I was getting enough vertigo with the regular effects.

I was a bit disturbed by the amount of small children there (5-6 years old) and the fact that they didn't seem the slightest bit phased by the violence.  I'm not at all a fan of sheltering kids but this was a violent affair for the kindergarten set and there was nary a peep out of any of them.  Scary that so many young children are desensitized to that level of violence and brutality at such a tender age.  Funny that parents these days are so ridiculously overprotective that they barely let their kids outside to play but they don't think twice about taking them to a movie like this.  Or maybe the kids had all grown bored with the plot and fallen asleep.  I'm hoping for the latter.


  1. The resemblances are amazing! Thanks for the commentary. I saw Shutter Island this morning instead.

  2. Oh, I want to see Shutter Island. But probably I'll have to wait for Netflix.

  3. Those photo pairings are spot on! It's been ages since I've seen a movie in the theatre, but Johnny Depp, eh? Hmmmm....

  4. It looks creepy. I think it would give me nightmares now ... forget about when I was a kid.