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#1 of 15 Lucia Duran

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Posted March 04 2010 - 02:01 AM

Will be seeing this film tonight at a sneak preview at the local IMAX. I won passes through a local radio show. The version I am seeing is the 3D version.



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Posted March 05 2010 - 12:09 AM

 Man the critics are really divided over this one - they either really like it with reservations or they absolutely hate it. Interesting. Burton's Johnny Depp films don't usually get pasted. 

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Posted March 05 2010 - 02:53 AM

This thread is now designated the Official Discussion Thread for "Alice in Wonderland". Please, post all comments, links to outside reviews, film and box office discussion items to this thread.

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#4 of 15 Lucia Duran

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Posted March 06 2010 - 04:00 AM

WOW! I guess I am alone in having enjoyed this movie.

I didn't think that the opening was weak. I thought it was a nice set up to her going back to Wonderland. I liked the idea that she didn't seem to remember anything about her first adventure there and that she thought it was a dream. I agree that the ending was not the best and I would much rather her have gone back to Wonderland and stayed.

I still think this movie is far better than what people are saying, but that's just my humble opinion.

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Posted March 06 2010 - 04:56 AM

Great. I'm still deciding whether to go to this film. I go to the review thread for impressions about this movie and get to read how the movie ends. Thanks. There is a discussion thread for talking about specific points of a film and it is right here. At the very least, people could learn to use spoiler blocks if they are going to mention something specific, like how a movie ends. The reveal may seem minor and maybe even obvious to the posters but other people still don't want to read anything about how a movie ends.
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Posted March 06 2010 - 08:06 AM

Originally Posted by Lucia Duran ">

WOW! I guess I am alone in having enjoyed this movie.


Well, I enjoyed it more than many of the folks in the review thread but not as much as you did.  I thought it was just OK. That being said, the crowd I saw it with loved it so I would say that anyone thinking about going should check it out because it seems like a very polarizing movie.
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Posted March 06 2010 - 11:08 AM

Originally Posted by Lucia Duran 

WOW! I guess I am alone in having enjoyed this movie.

No, you're not alone. I enjoyed it for what it was, which is not Alice in Wonderland but a Tim Burton riff on the subject. I'm kind of bewildered by the venom in the review thread, but bewilderment's a familiar sensation in the Movies forum. /img/vbsmilies/htf/smiley_wink.gif

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#8 of 15 Greg Kettell

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Posted March 07 2010 - 03:03 PM

Saw this tonight, at the Albany digital IMAX. Ended up in the 2nd row, which made for a nice large image, but it was too close as it was easy to make out the individual pixels especially in the numerous bright scenes. 

Aside from that, I wasn't that thrilled with the movie. I really think Depp's Mad Hatter should have been crazier, and I especially hated his anachronistic dance number at the end. Wonderland was a bit lacking in wonder, and the story was too run of the mill. I did like most of the character designs and costumes, though.

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Posted March 07 2010 - 04:10 PM

This movie really making the audience count on every adventure it been able to make. such a fine movie adventure comes with some things kids will have a dream at most of their childhood. Alice in Wonderland makes lot of enthuse and i did agree with the movie script prompt as far as realistic stuff to the movie.

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Posted March 07 2010 - 07:29 PM

I didn't have a problem with the movie itself. I was entertained. However we did see it in Imax 3d and it was horrible. Like others have said there was no real sweet spot for the focus. I had to adjust my glasses just to make sure I could see it clear. The picture would become fuzzy then focus etc etc.. This is the same theater I saw Avatar in so I know it is a good theater.

I really liked the two little fat boys. They made the movie and they were only in it for all of two minutes!

I do think TB did a good job on it and to me it is far better then Willy Wonka.

I also felt the Christopher's character looked odd and felt very cgi'ish.  I didn't like his movement etc.  It also took me out of the film.

The only scene I could of did without and I wish they would of left it out was the following:

The Johnny Depp dance sequence. That scene alone ruined the entire move going experience for me.... it was that bad to me.

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Posted March 07 2010 - 07:35 PM

I thought the film was ok.  But the 3D IMAX was horrible.  I know it wasn't the theater (saw Avatar in the same theater).  The 3D was out of focus and I had to keep adjusting as to where I was looking.  

Saw this at the "The Bridge" in Los Angeles.

The two characters I really liked and there were only in the film for a few frames were the two boys.......

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Posted March 07 2010 - 09:03 PM

Equipment can fall out of proper alignment even at the best venues. Only nobody will know if nobody complains.

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Posted March 07 2010 - 09:10 PM

This is true....  However, given the person we saw it with said the same thing from another location I am tending to believe it is the 3D.  Although I could be wrong.  But I do agree~

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Posted March 07 2010 - 10:43 PM

I will wait for the Blu-ray release of this.  I have read a lot of reviews and although there are certainly unfavorable reviews, most I have seen are favorable.  Both Phillips and Scott from "At the Movies" rate it as a See It and Roger Ebert gave it ***/****.  The fact it has set an all-time box office record for March openings means it probably will be considered a success.


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Posted March 08 2010 - 03:47 PM

Definitely agree about the dance sequence.... it was too modern and way out of what little period feel had been created.