Alice in Wonderland

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There’s no story more ripe for a Tim Burton adaptation than Alice in Wonderland. At times dark, yet always surreal and unapologetically imaginative, the tale lends itself like nothing else to Burton’s signature visually rich style and weird atmospherics.

Alas, we’ve yet to see a preview, but make no mistake – this is the one to watch this week. With a cast that reads like a who’s-who of both Hollywood and Brit talent (Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Little Britain’s Matt Lucas, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Crispin Glover, The Fast Show’s Paul Whitehouse… and Barbara Windsor?), not to mention a raft of classic characters (the Mad Hatter; Cheshire Cat; Tweedledum and Tweedledee; the shisha-smoking caterpillar), it’ll be a conversation-starter whether it lives up to expectations or not.

We expect seeing it in 3D will enhance the viewer’s experience tenfold – like Avatar before it, the depth perception will likely absorb you in a colourful fantasy world. A film and an off-planet trip all in one.

By Laura Chubb
Time Out Bahrain,

Details

  • Duration: 108
  • Released: Thu, 04 Mar
  • Classification: G
  • Language: English
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  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Michael Sheen, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Crispin Glover, Christopher Lee, Matt Lucas, Timothy Spall, Marton Csokas, Jemma Powell, Tim Piggot-Smith, Lindsay Duncan, Geraldine James, Leo Bill, Paul Whitehouse, Barbara Windsor

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