Thursday, 11 March 2010

Alice in Wonderland - Phil's Five Words for Films -

Alice in Wonderland (Seen In 3D) As more and more films seem to be hitting the big screen in 3d, it sometimes feels like the format is just there to take more money, having been crowbarred in at the last minute and the prices cranked up. This is definitely the case here. Tim Burton has created a lovely looking film but it doesn't really gain anything from being in 3D. In places, the 3d effects are rough round the edges and distract you from the action and body of the story. It does look good as a Tim Burton film, but he has made better films and this is nothing amazing. It looks ok in 3d, but there are better examples in cinemas right now and here, it is nothing amazing. It is a good version of the 'Alice' story, but... nothing amazing. In short, it is just an average film that left me feeling, well, nothing much at all. There is a great collection of famous voices on offer but no real character development and much of the talent is under-used or wasted. Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter all do a good job with their parts but, nothing amazing. You get the idea?. Everything about it was OK and I can't really say much more. See it in old fashioned 2d because you won't miss much, maybe wait for dvd for the same reasons. It just lacked a little something in every department. Just average all round.

5.5 out of 10
Cert PG (uk).2010.


  1. What an *amazing* review Phil! I'm thinking I'll definitely be awaiting this one's release on DVD after reading that! ;o)