A fairy tale? or A fairy's fantasy?

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    Feb 28, 2010 10:04 PM GMT
    To all you jocks...would you go see a movie like

    Alice in Wonderland



    http://adisney.go.com/disneypictures/aliceinwonderland/?cmp=dmov_dpic_aaw_psg_title_alice%2Bin%2Bwonderland
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    Feb 28, 2010 10:16 PM GMT
    I'm a BIG fan of Tim Burton so yes.
  • GQjock

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    Feb 28, 2010 10:22 PM GMT
    Of course I would

    Tim Burton is fantastic and this is right up his alley icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 28, 2010 10:59 PM GMT
    Yeah...I think I will see it. I can't pass up Johnny Deep...he's such an odd ballicon_lol.gif


    More news in the UK

    http://www.cbc.ca/arts/film/story/2010/02/23/alice-boycott-odeon.html
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    Mar 01, 2010 2:20 AM GMT
    Oh yes for sure, am waiting to see it in IMAX 3D. It's one of my fav stories from childhood, so pretty excited to know what Tim Burton can do to proceed it.
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    Mar 01, 2010 2:37 AM GMT
    I'm a big fan of the BOOK, so yes. LOL
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    Mar 01, 2010 2:40 AM GMT
    Probably not. Not really a fairy tale story fan per se', but I do like Tim Burton's work and the screen combination of Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.
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    Mar 01, 2010 2:42 AM GMT
    i'll see anything starring Johnny Depp. he's dreamy!
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    Mar 01, 2010 2:45 AM GMT
    Alice in the Wonderland isn't exactly a 'fairy tale'. :/ heh
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    Mar 01, 2010 2:46 AM GMT
    Hell yea I'm gonna see it on IMax 3D, which is how I saw Avatar. It's awesome.
  • FriscoJansen

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    Mar 01, 2010 5:21 AM GMT
    Love Tim Burton & Johnny Depp, def magic when they get together. Can't wait to see it.
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    Mar 01, 2010 5:28 AM GMT
    Hell yeah! That movie looks like it's going to be awesome.
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    Mar 01, 2010 6:00 AM GMT
    i WILL go IF it actually comes out here. With all the crap date issue Disney is creating right now, they might boycott the movie in Quebec along with some European countries i hear.
  • Celticmusl

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    Mar 01, 2010 6:03 AM GMT
    Well duh.
  • nv7_

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    Mar 01, 2010 6:03 AM GMT
    I'd have said no until I saw the trailer in 3D IMAX before Avatar. So yes.
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    Mar 01, 2010 6:04 AM GMT
    Yup. Gotta love Jonny Depp
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    Mar 01, 2010 6:46 AM GMT
    I'll see it, even though I haven't really loved a Tim Burton film since "Edward Scissorhands" (and I really disliked what he did with "Planet of the Apes" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", two pointless remakes of brilliant classic films), for 2 reasons:

    1. It's in IMAX 3D

    2. The old creative and subversive Tim Burton might still be alive within him somewhere.
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    Mar 01, 2010 6:57 AM GMT
    I am definitely going to see it. I love the book too.
    Although I don't care much for the 3D experience.
  • lifeat84

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    Mar 01, 2010 7:02 AM GMT
    Definitely, but still a little confused, which story he is telling with it...Its obviously not "Alice in Wonderland" cause they are all talking about how Alice is back...so its based off "Through the Looking Glass", right?
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    Mar 01, 2010 10:36 AM GMT
    lifeat84 saidDefinitely, but still a little confused, which story he is telling with it...Its obviously not "Alice in Wonderland" cause they are all talking about how Alice is back...so its based off "Through the Looking Glass", right?


    Probably something entirely different. An adult/teen Alice probably.

    The Mad Hatter, March Hare, and the Dormouse are definitely Wonderland while the Red and White Queens are both from Through the Looking Glass. There are entirely new characters like Bayard the Dog as well, and it seems like some of the roles in both books got mixed or something.

    For example, the Red Queen is one of my favorite characters in Through the Looking Glass. She was kind and mysterious and utterly insane, but she was never evil. EVEN if by rights she should have been seeing that Alice was a White Pawn on her way to crowning. Heck, she doesn't even acknowledge the fact that during Alice's promotion from pawn to queen, she had the White King in check.

    It seems like they mixed up her role with that of the Queen of Hearts who was psychotically evil and bipolar with her 'Off with his/her head!' thing. Like a lot of laymen I might add.

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    And yes seems like they really did merge the Queen of Hearts and the Red Queen:

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    'Iracebeth' looks more like the Queen of Hearts with her big head and victorian dress. Also I always thought that the Red Queen was black.

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    Mar 01, 2010 11:13 AM GMT
    heck yes!

    I loved the movie growing up and I did an analysis on the book for school several years back.
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    Mar 01, 2010 12:01 PM GMT
    If the weed's strong enough, yes. Otherwise, I'll pass. I'm a long-time fan and an Alice in Wonderland purist. There are some stories that are timeless and simply don't need or deserve to be touched. This is one of them.

    Based on the trailers, it's looking like Burton butchered the original story (since when did the Mad Hatter play a leading role?).

    edit - I just did a quick search for AiW reviews, and am not seeing any that are positive, so I'm definitely passing.
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Mar 01, 2010 1:14 PM GMT
    Of course read the books many times...
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    Mar 01, 2010 1:21 PM GMT
    reppaT said

    edit - I just did a quick search for AiW reviews, and am not seeing any that are positive, so I'm definitely passing.



    Mainstream press hasn't been reviewing it much yet, those will come out later in the week.

    But BoxOffice reviewed it, for one, and gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

    http://boxoffice.com/reviews/2010/02/alice-in-wonderland.php
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    Mar 01, 2010 2:17 PM GMT
    Right. A lot of Aussie and UK sites popped up during my Google search this morn, but I'm seeing more mixed reviews as I dig deeper (appears this one is a love it or hate it type of flick). Variety gave it a poor review, and there are mixed reviews on rottentomatoes.com, but a few more + than -.

    I'll wait for it to release on DVD, which appears to be happening sooner than later. Besides, a movie has to be incredible for me to waste my time and money at a theater. Having a 52-inch LCD and a Blu-Ray player makes the theater experience less of an issue than in year's past.