It's directed by Tim Burton?
Yeah, that one.
It was actually pretty decent. You have Alice-who defers from the norm of wearing corsets, going into a forced marriage with a Lord, and does some sort of fancy footwork at the end.
Sociologically, it's actually pretty interesting how the movie's set up. It's similar to House of Mirth and other stuff we read in class on Virginia Woolf's work.
Similar formula, too: girl who defers from norm is ostracized from the community.
She goes down the rabbit hole- which is where Tim Burton's spooky-yet-bright-and-colorful characters come in with help from his imagination.
Johnny Depp gives one of the most wonderful and crazy performances of his career as the Mad Hatter complete with multiple personality disorder...
(I mean he goes from a thick I think Scottish accent to a Londoners accent with ease.)
Wait a minute...
I was right.
It is a Scottish accent.
I got this from the trivia section at IMDB.com:
Johnny Depp watched the Scottish comedy show "Rab C. Nesbitt" (1990) to perfect his character's Glaswegian voice.
So, yeah, it was sort of difficult to understand him with the gutteral Scottish he was doing.
I'm not used to listening to Scottish accents, but, I love listening to dialects and how they're performed.
And I can easily slip into a British accent if I wanted to, but, it's too articulate and pronounced.
See what I mean?
He even has amazing breakdancing/pop n' locking skills, while Anne Hathaway as the
White Witch was sort of dull.
(I mean, she flutters around with her hands upwards-I guess she was trying to be graceful. But she did it throughout the movie!.)
Helen Bonham Carter was delightful as the Evil Red Witch.
And the person who played Alice was wonderful and snarky at the same time.
It's sort of like looking at a movie with a different lens on.
I never looked at movies in that way, until now.
And I find that very intruiging.