The Christopher Lee Blogathon – Alice In Wonderland (2010)


This reviews is part of the The Christopher Lee Blogathon  taking place this weekend and being hosted by Gill of WeegieMidget and Barry of Cinema Catharsis

Tnx for letting me partake Guys!

“Alice, you cannot live your life to please others. The choice must be yours, because when you step out to face that creature, you will step out alone.” – The White Queen

Number of Times Seen – Twice (18 May 2010 and 20 May 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A young girl finds herself in a magical world where she is tasked with saving the inhabitants.

My Take on it – I am not always a fan of the dark tone of many of Tim Burton’s films and didn’t recall liking this film so much upon my first watch over a decade ago.

I decided for this blogathon to rewatch it because it features the voice of Christopher Lee as the Jabberwacky.

I am so pleased that I chose to watch this film again because I appreciated it so much more this time.

Burton manages to create such an amazing looking world for Underland and allows for his imagination to run wild here.

The story itself is presented really well and the characters all work together in order to try and fulfill the prophesy from days long gone.

The film utilizes special effects really well in helping make the fantasy world of Underland seems both magical and realistic at the very same time.

The cast is filled with Burton staples along with some great additions.

Johnny Depp is superb as the Mad Hatter and he is joined by Mia Wasikowska, Crispin Glover, Helena Bodham Carter and Anne Hathaway who all help enhance things.

In addition, the voice cast of animated/CGI characters are also chosen really well with Michael Sheen, Stephen Frye, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall and Christopher Lee giving so much personality to their respective characters.

Lee and Rickman both stand out here and help make things feel even more real during the interactions between the live action and CGI characters.

The story is told in epic fashion and Burton’s direction helps keep things quite enjoyable and engaging from start to finish especially given the way that the plot is moved along at such an enjoyable pace.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Tim Burton and Johnny Depp worked hard to give the Mad Hatter more depth and presence than in past portrayals. In fact, the pair swapped sketches and themes for the character prior to creating this new version. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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5 thoughts on “The Christopher Lee Blogathon – Alice In Wonderland (2010)

  1. Interesting review
    I intentionally went out of my way to avoid this film upon its initial release, but now maybe that time has passed and after listening to your review oh, maybe I should open myself up to wonderland. 🤔

    Especially because some of the cast that I was not aware of being in it, such as Christopher Lee and Crispin Glover!

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