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The best thing about this new Alice film are the special effects. They are amazing and create a most bizarre, surreal, and colorful version of Wonderland. This makes the film great fun to look at.Read more ›
It is the most faithful (to the book) adaptation so far (faint praise as most efforts might as well have been original screenplays) and the sets, special effects, make-up and Muppets are light-years better than what others have tried.
But all is not right with this version of 'Wonderland' so Carroll fans should not get their hopes up too high. The adaptation involves some subtraction and a lot of addition (or as the Mock Turtle would say some 'Ambition and Distraction'). Unfortunately what was added does not begin to compensate for what was left out, it only pads the running length.
They added three scenes from 'Through the Looking Glass'. Stuck between the 'Lobster Quadrille' and the 'Who Stole the Tarts' chapters are: 'Tweedledum and Tweedledee', 'The Walrus and The Carpenter', and 'It's My Own Invention' with the White Knight. So the original story takes a not very entertaining detour-although the Walrus-Carpenter bits are fun and it is interesting to see a pre-Hagrid Robbie Coltrane as Tweedledum. Fortunately they group the three scenes together and it is not as disruptive as placing them separately at different points in the story.
Historically, the model for the characters are the illustrations that Carroll commissioned John Tenniel to carve on wood blocks. Although Carroll based the personality of his title character on ten-year-old brunette Alice Liddell, Tenniel used another model and gave the illustrated Alice her features and her long blonde hair.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I used to watch it when I was a kid on VHS, had not seen it in years, I love it!Published 1 month ago by Deb
In my opinion, the next best rendition to the book itself. Preserves most of Carroll's witty dialogue and logical games. Impressive use of special effects for the late nineties. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Loonyhed
This is...well, it's a movie, that's for sure! I bought this because I'm on a Lewis Carroll kick right now and remembered this film from my childhood and decided to check it out... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kelsey
This is acttuly a really good movie we have watched it twice and I love this moviePublished 2 months ago by michael blain
I've loved this movie since I was a kid and so far every kid that has come to my house has sat through the whole movie and loved it.Published 3 months ago by Tami R
I love annoying my husband with this movie! It's one of the best Alice in Wonderland Movies made, and I enjoy it immensely.Published 3 months ago by Stephanie
Very well done adaptation. Children can follow the story easily and enjoy the physical comedy. A few "nuggets" are thrown in for the grown-ups as well. Read morePublished 3 months ago by D. Dawley
love it love it love it! I remember those days when I was just a kid and my mom recorded this movie of the TV and yet I enjoy it still but now my mother says that this version... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mastcard