Thursday, 25 March 2010

Crazy About Alice In Wonderland

Hey guys, I've gone completely mad (again, how many times did I say it already?)!
First it's because of unhappy love (no need to say more, that's probably my excuse for the lack of posts lately...). Which is not just unhappy for me but for my best friend too. So we really enjoy breaking down together and then picking ourselves up with crazy activities and sports.
Second - and that saves me from total breakdown - is that I went to see Alice in Wonderland. Twice already. And I'm planning on seeing it again.
Despite all the great Tim Burton movies I've seen, I still don't know what to think about him. Well, I must admit that he's crazy. He's a dreamer. He's slightly weird. His imagination is amazing. Incredible. Awesome. He's a genius. But every genius is strange (I really did not like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
I did not know if I wanted to see Alice. I'd heard many reactions, some of them fascinated, but many people say that it was too much. Too colorful, that it was created to be a blockbuster with all those animations and battles and grown-up Alice and so on and so on. And that made me curious. Tim Burton's movies are never only positively or only negatively rated.
And another thing that made me curious was that I hated the Lewis Caroll's book as a kid. Then I forgot about my hatred and just thought that it was a bit strange. BUT...
The story of 19-year-old Alice Kingsleigh, who runs away following a white rabbit (wearing a waistcoat) after she's been proposed by a stupid lord Hamish, falls through a rabbit hole and gets into Underland, where she's supposed to save the creatures from the evil Red Queen's reign by killing the monster Jabberwocky on the Frabjous day just pulled me in and did not let go.
Wow. Since I left the cinema for the first time, I feel lighter, dreamier and stranger. I really LOVED it!
Of course, I always have some troubles with every movie. I didn't like Helena Bonham-Carter - the Red Queen's look (the big head... :/ ) and the Jabberwocky. But like I said. I've got problems everywhere.
On the other side, Wonderland (or Underland, if you want) was as perfect as possible.
So it doesn't matter that no creature was looking at least a bit realistic. So it doesn't matter that my head was spinning from all the colours.
Could a movie where you "meet" crazy Johnny Depp (Hatter), Helena Bonham-Carter, Alan Rickman and Anne Hathaway altogether be bad? Not to mention Mia Wasikowska. Why did they put her name in the credits after all the more famous actors( OK I've done it too but I wanted to say the best at last :))? Damn it, she was the main character and she was great!Colleen Atwood, the costume designer, has also done an awesome job. She is now one of my favourites along with Jacquelline Durran (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) and Ngila Dickson (Lord of the Rings). But I can't find a picture of the tiny dress that Hatter made for Alice after stuffing her into a teapot. Does anybody have it? Please, give me the link. They were the BEST.
It was GREAT, GREAT, GREAT! (But I cried in the end... :))
By the way, Danny Elfman is totally ingenious, I can't get his music out of my head, but did you like the Avril Lavigne song at the credits? I DIDN'T.
Never mind, my rating : 100 %


Koo said...

That's the FIRSSTT good rating i've seen for this movie! Lol. :P
But I'm gonna see it now :)

AH said...

i loved this movie too! definitely worth the hype!!

Viva La Fashion said...

i so want to see this movie but i just haven't had a chance. :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I'm with Koo, every review I've heard of this was just awful. Such a bummer- I'm glad you liked it!

Onelovelost said...

Oo I've been meaning to see this movie. After reading your post now I really want to go see it :)

Phoebe Rose said...

Mia has such cool hair in this film!

Hita said...

I love this movie! Her dresses are stunning!!
x0x0 Hita

Denise said...

me too,hita!