– 3 out of 5 stars

Alice In Wonderland tells of Alice’s adventures back into Underland (Wonderland) 13 years after her first visit. Upon her arrival, she is told that she has to slay the Jabberwocky, the Red Queen’s menacing dragon-like creature, in order to bring peace to Underland. The Mad Hatter and his friends – the White Rabbit, the March Hare, the Dormouse, the Cheshire Cat and Tweedledee and Tweedledum await her arrival to overthrow the Red Queen’s reign.

I suppose one of the main draws of the movie was seeing Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, and I really liked how his eye makeup and colour of his pupils changes according to his moods! I have never read Lewis Carroll’s novels when I was young so I’m not really familiar with the characters, but they seem rather amusing. The Red Queen mistreats animals by using them as leg rests, clubs, balls and table- and chair-bearers – such poor animals! She also collects anyone with a large-whatever (ears, noses, stomachs and breasts) and executes at ease (“Off with their heads”). The final action sequence was okay to watch and the part I looked forward to was the Mad Hatter’s Futterwacken dance. Glad Alice made it good in the real world.

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