Alice in Wonderland
Alice Kingsley, now 19, attends a party at a Victorian estate shortly after the death of her beloved father. Alice spots a white rabbit wearing a waistcoat and pocket watch. In shock and confusion, she runs off into a maze and follows the White Rabbit through it. She eventually tumbles down a rabbit hole into Underland, more commonly referred to as “Wonderland” by its inhabitants. She had visited this place 10 years earlier, but had entirely forgotten about it. She is also told that she is the only one who can slay the Jabberwock, the dragon who terrorizes the inhabitants of Wonderland under the rule of the Red Queen.
Tim Burton’s long-anticipated ‘Alice in Wonderland’ 3D will open in UK cinemas on the 5th March 2010 and I will be right at the front of the queue. Again.
Geek Syndicate were lovely enough to send me to the press screening of Alice, and as I wedged the 3D glasses on my excitable face and the opening bars of Danny Elfman’s soundtrack filled the cinema, I settled down for 108 minutes of surreal and fantastical adventure which has the trademarks of Tim Burton stamped all over it.
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