Alice in Wonderland!

Discussion in 'Books, Music, TV & Movies' started by outgum, Mar 5, 2010.

Mar 5, 2010

Alice in Wonderland! by outgum at 4:25 AM (1,520 Views / 0 Likes) 17 replies

  1. outgum
    OP

    Member outgum Pokemanz Master

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,993
    Location:
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Country:
    New Zealand
    So i watched MOST of Alice in Wonderland today.
    And might i tell you... its kinda trippy.
    So i decided to make this thread so when you guys get around to watching it, you can say what you thought.
    Maybe post if you even going to see it?
    I was a fan of the Old books and such, so i had to see this!
    Jonney Depp does an AWESOME job as the mad hatter


    Ill keep my mouth shut for NOW cause i dont wanna put spoilers... except for this.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  2. tinymonkeyt

    Member tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    3,221
    Country:
    United States
    I thought it was going to be released tomorrow...? Oh wait. Time zones.

    I'm planning to watch it on Sat (in two days) but I'm not sure if I really want to... Johnny Depp scares me like no other. He made Charlie and the Chocolate Factory creepy.

    I just might get nightmares.
     
  3. outgum
    OP

    Member outgum Pokemanz Master

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,993
    Location:
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Country:
    New Zealand
    It got released 2 days ago here XD
    New Zealand is amazing like that, Plus i work at the cinemas! Yay!
     
  4. Danny Tanner

    Member Danny Tanner GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    361
    Location:
    New York
    Country:
    United States
    I have two issues with this movie based on the trailers I've seen.

    1. It stars Johnny Depp. He is an anti-American bastard, and I wouldn't give him two pennies to rub together.

    2. The girl who plays Alice has a very nice color palette and clothing, but she is way too old and not pretty. Taylor Momsen would've been really great though!
     
  5. granville

    Member granville GBAtemp Goat

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2007
    Messages:
    4,977
    Location:
    Naples, Florida
    Country:
    United States
    >_> Really? Are you THAT obsessed with who acts in movies? I can guarantee that every single actor in existence has done something you hate. And saying something like that is probably WHY people are so anti-american. Really, that mentality just proves that you have some kind of inferior complex where it bothers you what people think of you. I'm an American myself. I'm not going to care if someone hates the country though, that happens and i don't care.

    I've never heard of him being anti american anyways. Did you make that up or something? Who cares?

    As for the movie itself, I'm not very interested. Not because i don't like any of the actors, but it seems rather generic to me, whimsical or not. We'll see. It just seems like another movie Burton is trying to put on his "remake list". Watched a video from the AVGN (not in his act) where he mentioned Burton would probably try to remake Wizard of Oz next. I feel like that's probably what he's going to do, and what he's been trying to do lately, starting with the Chocolate Factory.
     
  6. Danny Tanner

    Member Danny Tanner GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    361
    Location:
    New York
    Country:
    United States
    Awesome logic! I have an idea, let's join the KKK because minorities disapprove of racism and so the KKK has a reason to hate minorities! [​IMG]

    I do hate most actors for their anti-American, anti-capitalistic views. And I very rarely go to the movies. Because I support capitalism, I have the choice to not support a movie because of who stars in it. You have really awesome opinions though so I'm sad they're not to your liking. [​IMG]
     
  7. outgum
    OP

    Member outgum Pokemanz Master

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,993
    Location:
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Country:
    New Zealand
    America should get over themselves.
     
  8. Dagatahas

    Newcomer Dagatahas Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    Messages:
    45
    Country:
    Philippines
    Yeah, saw the movie in 3D Wednesday(EST). I don't really get why they chose to show it in 3D as there are very few shots/scenes that actually "pop-out" at you and over all I don't really think it helped in the presentation.

    Storywise it was only average for me as it didn't evoke any of the interest I had on previous Tim Burton movies. It feels lacking somehow, like Tim Burton didn't really go all out on the script so the movie can get a GP rating. I enjoyed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; loved them musical scenes! [​IMG]
     
  9. Schizoanalysis

    Member Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,782
    Location:
    ...
    Country:
    Australia
    +1
     
  10. playallday

    Member playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,773
    Location:
    [@N@[)@
    Country:
    Canada
    Haven't seen it, never plan to. I watched the old one and it felt like 5 hours of my life wasted...
     
  11. Guild McCommunist

    Member Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    Messages:
    18,151
    Location:
    The Danger Zone
    Country:
    United States
    Haven't seen it and don't plan on it. I'm really sick of this whole Burton-Depp orgy. It's annoying. Some of the Burton-Depp original stuff was alright at best, but these "let's rape classic films" thing has gone on too far. Alice in Wonderland was already penned by a pedophile drug hound (true story), we don't need even more creepiness to it. As for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, forget it. Burton needs to make more Nightmare Before Christmas stuff again.
     
  12. Jaems

    Member Jaems GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Messages:
    687
    Country:
    United States
    1. You miss out on a lot of great movies then. [​IMG]

    2. No, Taylor Momsen looks too much like a crack-whore. Mia Wasikowska on the other hand is very pretty.
     
  13. Danny Tanner

    Member Danny Tanner GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    361
    Location:
    New York
    Country:
    United States
    What! Taylor is the prettiest girl ever!
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Anyway, I had no idea Alice in Wonderland had any sort of following, the only one I'm at all familiar with is the Disney cartoon one. I tried to read the book but, I just couldn't, I hate reading lol >
     
  14. granville

    Member granville GBAtemp Goat

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2007
    Messages:
    4,977
    Location:
    Naples, Florida
    Country:
    United States
    Alice is 7 in the book, only a kid could pull off the accuracy in my opinion. In fact, the 1985 TV special probably pulled her look off the best (as a real person that is). I watched it when i was little, it was a pretty fun watch for my age at least. Never seen it since, but i'd watch it again to see how well it aged. As it is, I know Disney's version is panned by some for not being accurate enough, but i don't know how well Burton can do it either. To be honest though, when i first heard he was directing, i expected something akin to American McGee's Alice game for the PC. If you're familiar with it, you'd know what i mean. [​IMG]

    This. I'm an American (and i'm certainly no anti-American by any means, it's a nice place to live most of the time, day to day speaking), but i'd never be stupid enough to claim we're perfect (or anywhere near it). That's not even a lack of patriotism either. If you're proud of your country, fine. If you put other countries down because of your pride, that's not patriotism, that's arrogance and close-mindedness. Nothing to be proud of when you're too self-absorbed to see past your own inflated ego. [​IMG]
     
  15. Danny Tanner

    Member Danny Tanner GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    361
    Location:
    New York
    Country:
    United States
    This is trolling. No one said anything about one's country being better than another. I said I wouldn't support a movie starring an actor who makes a living on traditional American values, yet speaks out against them. I like traditional American values, and I don't like Johnny Depp. Thanks for the advice though, it really speaks to me [​IMG]
     
  16. Jaems

    Member Jaems GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Messages:
    687
    Country:
    United States
    Guys, stop arguing about traditional American values! They suck, okay. Big deal. Get over it.

    Let's get back on topic now!
    This movie was actually okay, I saw it tonight. Nothing amazing, but was okay.
     
  17. dajavax

    Member dajavax GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Messages:
    278
    Location:
    Monterrey
    Country:
    Mexico
    saw it yesterday... won a ticket for the premiere... anyways... it was nothing amazing... and i actually found it to be very fast... the scenes seemed to be cut a lot... but it was still good
     
  18. mrfatso

    Member mrfatso That guy!!

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2008
    Messages:
    4,932
    Location:
    @Your Home,behind the sofa
    Country:
    Singapore
    so in other words, it's not worth the ticket price and heck if u have a choice, you would rather watch it by other means?
     

Share This Page