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4.0 out of 5 stars It's safe to say Lewis Carroll would be proud, August 19, 2013
This review is from: Alice (TV Miniseries) (DVD)
I had just finished "Tin Man" on DVD, and it was simply amazing. And then, SyFy (which at this point was recently renmaned from its previous Sci-Fi...which is something to this day that I do not understand) announced "Alice" another revamping of a fairy tale for a new generation. I caught it when it originally aired and I was blown away. A couple months later, I bought the DVD, and it was still spectacular!

There is one thing you should do first before watching. The advertisements promoted it as "from the network that brought you Tin Man." Get that out of your head right now! Because you'll be comparing it to Tin Man, and it pales in comparison, not by much but it does pale.

The story is superb. However, at times I felt it was a little too fast-paced. Particularly the sub-plot involving Alice's father. She's looking for her father who abandoned her as a child. And boom he's in Wonderland. However, these issues in pacing have very little effect on the story. And you're too enthralled and entranced to notice them until its over.

The cast is amazing. Caterina Scorsone was both brilliant and beautiful as Alice and Andrew Lee Potts was great as her male counterpart Hatter. Matt Frewer was wonderfully zany as the White Knight. Tim Curry, although TERRIBLY underused in this film, was also good. The highlight though, the best performance in this work, was Kathy Bates as the Queen of Hearts. Her performance is also great because she plays it differently from EVERY OTHER QUEEN OF HEARTS WE'VE EVER SEEN! Every time we see the Queen of Hearts, it's the same portrayal- a brash and boastful loud mouth who loves to yell and execute those who disagree with her. Bates' portrayal is quiet, calm, calculating and it makes her absolutely terrifying!

I love this movie. I suggest it for anyone who loves science fiction, fantasy, or even a combination of the two.
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Initial post: May 26, 2014 1:58:03 AM PDT
bernie says:
Betty - a real review - thanks
I gave a yes vote
Amazon says if you want it applied you will have to ask them

looking forward to more of your reviews
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