Sunday, March 7, 2010
I felt so connected to Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, that I cried when I got home and the movie was over. He gave me the same feeling as when I watched Edward Scissorhands for the first time, as a young child. I felt I was living through Alice and I didn't want it to end!
Everything was beautiful, including all of the littlest details, like monkeys holding candelabras and everything being heart-shaped. I loved the casting for Alice herself; Mia Wasikowska played a good modest girl who is not too, too pretty but far from ugly. Her connection to the Mad Hatter was a similar connection to that of her father, I felt. It was very nice.
Helena Bonham Carter is a hot mess in this film. She makes me laugh because of her insecure insanity. She did an exceptionable job as the Red Queen. Anne Hathaway of course played the White Queen with such enchantment. :)
Tim Burton's movies would not be the same without Danny Elfman's magical musical compositions. Johnny+Danny+Tim = a tri-force of geniousness. Such a special, lovely formula that I hope will never end!
I can't wait for this movie to come out on DVD and to see what else Tim Burton has up his sleeve :)
Posted by Elle Hermansen at 3:54 PM