Tuesday, March 9, 2010

"This is MY dream...I decide what happens in it" Alice In Wonderland

Oh the anticipation of this movie. I was thinking what I almost always think, while waiting for a movie to premiere; "Please.....don't let me down, I so want this to be handled well"

It had me from the opening scene, and kept my attention all the way through until the end. I turned to a friend, during the first scene after she falls through the "hole" and said: "I want to go there".
Of course I do. When life becomes overwhelming who wouldn't want to go to a magical place of make believe (or is it?) and learn what their purpose is, as Alice does?
Filled with fabulous quotes this movie is, but the one that stuck with me the most? The title of this post. "This is MY dream, I decide what happens in it". -Alice
I keep repeating that to myself. It's so true. "I" decide. At least I should. Sometimes I allow others to make decisions for me, probably that easy going, don't rock the boat attitude I apply to a lot of situations. But I'm loving this thought, it seems to fit how I'm feeling lately. I really do decide, when I want to. And I should be the decision maker, it's my dream, right?
The amazing 3-D graphics, colorful, attention grabbing scenes, quotes I wanted to text to myself right then and there so I wouldn't forget, Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter,  not looking like anything Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter with her HUGE heart shaped head and tiny body as the Queen of Hearts ("Off with their heads!!"), I could make this a very long paragraph about the things that stood out while watching the movie unfold. Some of you know how much I love bunnies. When the long eared, waistcoat wearing rabbit appears, almost from the beginning, tapping his watch and then scampering away, I immediately felt that softspot for these adorable creatures. The blue caterpillar, with his dry, almost sarcastic wit, showing his brilliance with just a few words for Alice when she needs them the most. The Cheshire cat, with his wicked grin, and magical, smoky appearances, and vibrant blue stripes, I loved him. The "tweedles", tweedle dee and tweedle dum, made me laugh out loud with their "bumbling" along, dumbness very apparent. Anne Hathaway as the White Queen was slightly odd to me in that her costume was white, almost eathereal, yet her eye makeup and nails were dark black. Still obvious, though,  that she is the "good" sister, reminded me of Glenda the Good Witch in the Wizard of Oz.
I wasn't sure what Tim Burton would do with this movie, but I could tell quickly that it was definitely going to be original, given that Alice is 19, not a small child like we see in the 1951 original version. She's on the cusp of a possible engagement, that she didn't choose mind you, when the rabbit distracts her and of course, she follows him to see what's going on. I don't want to spell out every scene of this movie because you may not have seen it yet. So I won't.
Just go to the nearest theatre, grab your free 3-D glasses, and have a seat. It's an awesome ride.

The last thing I see before the credits roll? A gorgeous, blue butterfly, flitting across the scene. I told you that blue caterpillar was brilliant.

"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast" -Alice.

Tiffany does too, Alice.


Doug Moore said...

Great review of the movie. I was on the fence about this one, but now I'm looking forward to seeing it!

Tiffany said...

I loved it, I will now say that I want to wear her outfit at the end, and kick some butt!! (lol) you'll see =)

Serenity said...

Oh I love this post! This sounds like my favoritist favorite kind of movie. Imaginative, inspirational, and stuffed full of lines that change your life. I'm so glad you told me to see it, because 3D glasses aren't free out our theater (3D films are two bucks more) and I might have been tempted to let this one wait for DVD. There's NO WAY I'm doing that now!

Tiffany said...

Oh Seren,I wish the ville would step it up a little, two bucks?! come ON. This movie has your name all over it. I'm not kidding. GO. (and thanks for stopping by) =)

Sara said...

Love this review! Jared and Jenna want to see it and now I'm excited about taking them!! :-)

Tiffany said...

I wish I could go with the double J's to see it, I would love to see their faces as it unfolds.
I kept saying 'OFF with their HEADS!' after I saw it. ell oh ell. =)