Disney's Alice In Wonderland Blu-ray Movie Review
How Does It Measure Up? Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland Rated
Alice in Wonderland was most certainly one of the most anticipated movie releases of 2010 and arrived in theatres on March 5, 2010 in three formats, Disney Digital 3-D, IMAX 3-D and 2-D. It was released on blu-ray and DVD on June 1st of the same year.
This movie, Disney's latest Alice in Wonderland, generated plenty of discussion and people tended to either love it or hate it. Personally, I think Tim Burton's version was beautifully filmed and the plot a little weak but you will have to read on to decide whether or not you want to add this movie to your movie collection.
On the plus side, the blu-ray release has received extremely positive reviews like "'it's a cinematic gift of unparalleled power" from High-Def Digest and "the tech specs on this blu-ray are superb - a vivid picture, pristine sound" from Blu-ray.com.
If you are wondering how it measured up, you have come to the right page. This page will give you lots of information about what people, movie experts and ordinary folk like you and I, thought of the movie. You will also find information about what people thought of Alice in Wonderland on blu-ray, be able to watch the movie trailers and have the opportunity voice your opinion. Did Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland live up to our wishes or did it let you down?
The Very Important Date Was 03/05/10
Alice in Wonderland New Official Full Trailer
Fast Facts About Tim Burton's Version of Alice in Wonderland
- DIRECTOR: Tim Burton
- PRODUCERS: Richard D. Zanuck, Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd, Jennifer Todd
- RATED: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
- STUDIO: Walt Disney Pictures
- ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2010
- DVD RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2010
- RUN TIME: 109 minutes
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, The Story In 100 Words Or Less
Tim Burton's version of Alice starts AFTER the young Alice went down the rabbit hole. In this movie, Alice is 19 years old and attending a party at a Victorian mansion that turns out to be an engagement party for HER engagement, something she wants no part of. She takes off following the White Rabbit down the whole again to Wonderland which is really called Underland. The Red Queen has overthrown her sister, the White Queen, and things are not well in Underland. The creatures including the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee and Tweedledum and the March Hare, are all awaiting the return of Alice so that she can save their world. Alice works with the White Queen, the Mad Hatter and the Caterpillar to save Wonderland.
Disney's Alice in Wonderland 2010 Posters
Disney's Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Tote Bag
What fan would not love this Disney Parks Disney's Alice in Wonderland Tote Bag by Loungefly? I love it. How about you?
Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland Cast of Characters - Residents of the under world.
- Mia Wasikowska as Alice
- Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter
- Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen
- Anne Hathaway as the White Queen
- Michael Sheen as the White Rabbit
- Alan Rickman as the Caterpillar
- Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat
- Matt Lucas as Tweedledum and Tweedledee
- Noah Taylor as the March Hare
- Barbara Windsor as the Dormouse
- Timothy Spall as the Bloodhound
- Crispin Glover as the Knave of Hearts
- Paul Whitehouse as the Dodo
Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland Cast of Characters - Residents of the real world.
- Eleanor Tomlinson as Fiona Chataway
- Jemma Powell as Margaret Manchester
- John Hopkins as Lowell Manchester
- Lindsay Duncan as Helen Kingsley
- Marton Csokas as Charles Kingsley
- Frances de la Tour as Aunt Imogene
- Leo Bill as Hamish Ascot
- Tim Pigott-Smith as Lord Ascot
- Geraldine James as Lady Ascot
I agree exac-a-tactly with Paul Young of screenrant.com when he says,
"...I'm a big fan of almost everything that involves Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. Burton has a dark, almost "Poe" like story telling ability that I really enjoy - and I don't think there is any actor alive today that can rival the ability Depp has in bringing a unique quality to each character he plays."
What The Experts Have To Say About Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland - The results really are a mixed bag.
- Alice in Wonderland - Rotten Tomatoes
The Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes gives Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland a 53 percent with the concensus of opinion being that "Tim Burton's Alice sacrifices the book's minimal narrative coherence -- and much of its heart -- but it's an undeniable v
- Alice in Wonderland: movie review - CSMonitor.com
Christian Science monitor says that it is a movie with "fantasy action and violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar." The rating, by the way, is PG.
- Alice in Wonderland: Movie Review
Screen Crave gives Alic ein Wonderland a 7.5 out of 10 saying, "Alice in Wonderland is a fun ride that you wouldn't mind getting on once, but you'd hold off until the DVD to get on again. The performances are great, the music is fantastic, the visual
- Alice in Wonderland Box Office Review by Scott Mendleson of the Huffington Post
As expected, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland retained the top spot over the weekend. What was not as likely was that the film would drop just 46.6% in its second weekend, grossing $62 million in its second weekend and ending its tenth day with $208.
Never have toves been so slithy or a film so brillig. Tim Burton's spectacular reimagining of Alice in Wonderland, which had its royal premiere in London last night, takes Lewis Carroll's famous Jabberwocky poem and makes it a 3-D epic for the next g
- Alice in Wonderland Review
"Overall, the story for Alice in Wonderland was great, and although it may be a tad too dark and Burton-esque for children under 9, it's sure to impress fans of the fairytale genre. Alice in Wonderland the 3D experience, however, is not worth the ext
- Alice in Wonderland: Film Review - The Hollywood Reporter
Not that there was any doubt that, when it came to restaging the 1865 Lewis Carroll classic for a 21st century sensibility, Tim Burton would be the man for the job. But even the filmmaker's trademark winsomely outlandish style doesn't prepare you for
- First look: What a weird 'Wonderland' Burton's made - USATODAY.com
You might have gone down the rabbit hole before. But never with a guide quite as attuned to the fantastic as Tim Burton. Those who have grown curiouser and curiouser about what the offbeat reinventor of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory might...
- Tim Burton's descent into the rabbit hole - Los Angeles Times
When Tim Burton, one of Hollywood's most distinctive directors, came to Comic-Con International last week with never-before-seen footage from his upcoming adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland," the audience at the San Diego Convention Center went wild
- Beliefnet Voices - A parents' eye on media, culture, and values - Movie Mom
I always turned to The Movie Mom for family friendly movie ratings and reviews. She recommends this film for children in grade 4 and up and she gives it a B+. Both seem reasonable to me.
Alice in Wonderland (2010) Video Review By IGN
This Alice in Wonderland takes place in a different world, one at war between the Red and the White Queen. Alice is a heroine but not quite strong enough and Helen Bonham Carter steals the show as the hilarious Red Queen. Johnny Deep brings energy and adds a second human character to the mix. In summary, IGN felt that this movie is a case with the parts greather than the whole. An entertaining movie but not what it could have been. Read IGN's complete movie review by clicking right here.
An Excellent Alice in Wonderland Youtube Review by Jeremy Jahns
A excellent, high octane review but be warned that it is full of language and attitude. The movie may be okay for children of a certain age but you do NOT want to show them this review and while I like Jeremy's review and approach, it is definitely NOT suitable for all. If you are easily offended by language and such, I advise against watching this video review.
In case you do not want to watch the video but are curious, Jeremy said that he likes this movie a lot more than he thought he would and that it is definitely worth a family night out. (If your children are old enough.) If you are one of those who have been waiting and waiting for this movie, however, you may be disappointed.
Alice in Wonderland Blu-ray Movie Reviews
- Alice in Wonderland (2010) Blu-ray Review by High-Def Digest
"I really appreciated Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland.' It's an uncompromised visual feat, and even without the third dimension, is totally enveloping. Tim Burton's directorial career may have boiled down to little more than a look, but when it's a
- Alice in Wonderland (2010) Blu-ray Review by IGN
"Here we have another case of an imperfect film coming to Blu-ray with superior video and audio quality, as well as a thorough collection of extras. If you liked the film, or are just curious to see it, there's nothing here that should give you pause
- Alice in Wonderland Blu-ray Review By Blu-ray.com
"...it's livelier than Disney's 1951 adaptation, and kids seem to love it, drawn perhaps by the sense of darkness and danger present in nearly all of Burton's films. This one really is divisive, so if you didn't catch the film theatrically, a try-bef
Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland Rated For Children
Called a family movie by many, please consider the following before taking your young children to see this movie.
In Canada, the new movie version of Alice in Wonderland is rated PG, a rating with which I agree. PG means, "Parental guidance is advised. Theme or content may not be suitable for all children." This film is not suitable for young children as it features scary images including monsters, wounds, a severed dragon head, a gouged eye, violence which includes chasing, sword fighting, beheading and more. The Movie Mom recommends it for children in grade four and up, which seems reasonable to me. There are definitely parts in this film that young children might be disturbed by. Think carefully before you take yours.
I cannot help but wonder what causes this infatuation we have with all things Alice.
Why are you interested in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland?
Producer Richard Zanuck says
that this Lewis Carroll classic
has been "Burton-ized."
"You might have gone down
the rabbit hole before.
But never with a guide
quite as attuned to the fantastic
as Tim Burton."
~~ USA Today
How do you think Johnny Depp looked in this film?
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My Final Thoughts on Disney's Alice in Wonderland
Personally, I enjoyed Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. It was an amazingly beautiful film with some pretty fantastic visuals. I thought Alice was well played, the Red Queen, amazing and Johnny Depp, entertaining. However, it doesn't rank as one of the best films I have ever seen and therefore, it will not make my list of favorite movies.
Having said that, I did enjoy it and am willing to give it a 3 out of 5 which seems to be in line with many but not all reviewers. Some reviewers rated it lower and some rated it higher. Our local newspaper (which does a pretty good job generally of rating movies) gave it 3 stars. The Movie Mom, rated it B+. It was an entertaining movie and would make a fun family outing to the movies. Just make sure your family is old enough considering the content of this film.
Anyway, that's my two cents worth, now it is your turn. What do you think of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland? If you have seen it, did you like or dislike it? If you have yet to see it, is it on your list of movies to see? Was this page helpful in making a decision?