Film: Alice In Wonderland (2010) – “You’ve lost your muchness”

‘Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ was a book that I grew up with and that I do still like – despite the numerous things that can be inferred into it with a more adult mind and less trusting times.

What is most curious about the film is the focus on the Hatter, this might be because Johnny Depp has star power, however it does mean poor Alice seems most overshadowed at times in her own story.

The way that Johnny opted to play Hatter, or maybe the way the script directed him to play it, is actually very creepy – even by the high standards set by villains in children’s films for example Judge Doom in ‘Who Framed Rodger Rabbit’.

judge doom

(Photo from Disney wiki )

The split personality and intense anger in this Hatter does make him seem worrying plausible as someone who could be brought up on domestic abuse charges . I am also unsure how a PG rated film gets to have a moat filled with dead people’s heads, yet it does

The visual are pretty, the plot passable and the difference in eyebrow thickness between the ladies is very distracting

On a happier note Stephen Fry makes a wonderful voice for the Cheshire Cat and Alan Rickman makes for a happily vague Absolem,

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