Alice in Wonderland
Like candy floss, director Tim Burton‘s version of Lewis Carroll‘s fairytale is momentarily delightful, wholly un-nourishing and may leave viewers with grumbling stomachs (or retinas). Beneath the hallucinogenic imagery, however, is a surprisingly tough-minded heroine. Back in “Underland” for the first time in years, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is charged with rescuing the blighted world from the Red Queen and her hideous Jabberwocky. Burton is unfamiliar with a light touch, so what began as English whimsy is leadenly obvious or just plain bizarre. As Alice uses a combination of stubbornness and wit to save the day, budding emo girls will become delighted with a new heroine to call their own. Alas, Johnny Depp‘s Mad Hatter is closer to Edward Scissorhands’ more obnoxious brother.
Extras: The many featurettes included in Disney’s Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack look at costume design, makeup and other “making of” aspects.
– By C. Bottomley
The fashion at the world premiere of Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland was just as dark as his gothic interpretation of Lewis Carroll‘s classic tale. Aussie newcomer Mia Wasikowska (Alice) held her own alongside silver screen veterans Anne Hathaway (The White Queen) and Burton’s wife Helena Bonham Carter (The Red Queen). Wasikowska wore an open-backed laced gown, Hathaway sex’d it up in a slinky bronze dress, and Bonham Carter donned an expectedly kooky ensemble. Which Wonderland star looked the most glamorous? [Photo: Getty Images]
More shots of Burton’s darlings below, as well as Johnny Depp, Avril Lavigne, and models Lily Cole and Daisy Lowe.
We’re not huge Tim Burton fans, but these new pictures from his upcoming adaptation of Alice In Wonderland have us lusting for more of the weird world he’s created for the film. Pictured above are Johnny Depp (playing a Madonna-esque Mad Hater) and Anne Hathaway, who looks surprisingly striking as The White Queen. You can peep more pics here.
What do you think of these shots – are they creeping you out or leaving you wanting more weirdness? [Photos: HuffingtonPost]