Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Review - Alice In Wonderland

At first we were thinking to go for 3D...but the nearest is also quite far...and with our hectic schedule nowadays, its hard for us to be in a group and just go out for a movie...after long consideration...done...2D only lah...Alamanda it is...

Ha got us the tickets and the movie started at 8pm...prior to the movie, there's lots of people who had been saying that the movie is boring and all and not worth watching...for one thing...i love Tim Burton's (the director) outings...Sweeney Todd, Corpse Bride, Mars Attack, Edward Scissorhand, Sleepy Hollow, just to name a few...i kinda have a pre-idea of how the movie going to be...all talks and all...so the strength of Tim Burton's movies is how he set up the mood with the body language and the dialogues...the cinematography would come in as a supporting element for the movie...when someone said that Tim Burton's outings are boring...well then...they just can't accept the concept of his story telling...it goes the same for Quentin Tarantino's...not everyone like Inglourious Basterds...but i love it...for me, any of TB/ QTs movies are of an 'acquired taste'....either you like it, or hate it...nothing in between...
The movie started off with young Alice (Mia Wasikowska) having a nightmare and being comforted by her father...i love the dialogues whereas when Alice was asking her father that is she going crazy...the way her father replied was so endearing and sweet...then fast forward to 13 years later, alice is all grown up and attending her supposed 'engagement party' only to be led by the rabbit to the hole...and this is where all alice adventure's begin...

Starting off with the so called 'pak nujum' saying Alice is not Alice (errkkk kompius) and went on with alice running away from the Red Queen's (Helena Bonham Carter) soldiers...the cinematography was exquisite (should try it on 3D for the next time)...then along the way, Alice met up with Mad Hatter (played to perfection by Johnny Depp) and the tea party gang...then Alice going back to the Red Queen's castle and running to White Queen's (Anne Hathaway) castle...everything was so nicely put...

The movie comes to almost the finish line when Alice remembered that her 'nightmares' are not nightmares, but just a recollection of her past experience venturing to the wonderland...then off with the showdown between the RQ and WQ with Alice fighting off the 'dragon' and managed to 'off with the heads'...then Alice went back to the real world, dumped her supposed fiance, made a business pact with the 'supposed-fiance' father to venture to China...The End...

Overall, I LOVE IT...tim burton never fails to entertain me...the acting was superb (Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp are seriously good)...the whole cinematography was excellent...and the storyline was kinda cool...seriously...lots of people had been saying how boring it was and how not worth it the movie is...for me, its just plain Tim Burton...either you like it or hate it...i love the dialogues (maybe one of the reason why people said its boring becoz there are indeed lots and lots of talking)...but the dialogues build up the storyline...the body language also plays an important part of the whole character (Mad Hatter and Red Queen are so wicked)...the cat made me wanna have a talking cat as he looks so adorable and cheeky....i am satisfied...it was a great cinematic experience and i will go and watch it again in 3D...

ajie
1:23 a.m
25 March 2010
Putrajaya

13 comments:

SurayaHarris said...

alice:daddy,i think i'm going mad..

daddy:oh dear,i'm afraid you are.but dont worry,all the great people are..

haha..lebih kurang kan..aku juga cintakan tim burton's movies...tim rocks..helena rocks and ofkos johnny rocks..

u should watch it in 3D mamal..subtitles free...dan semuanya menonjol..me like...

Mrs. Zuki said...

Akmal,
Aku rasa boring...
Tapi...aku paling suka dialog antara Mad Hatter & Alice.

muhamadakmalwahab said...

cikgu suraya : aku memang nak tengok 3D nanti

cikgu ili : biasa la tu...ikut selera masing masing...tapi aku sangat suka dia punya cinematography...tarbaikkk

nihadriz said...

"you're going bonkers"

heheheee~

jom tengok 3D!!! :D

muhamadakmalwahab said...

you lost that muchness...hahaha

Hasina Terebuzzu said...

jom tgk 3D!!!

SurayaHarris said...

haaah...you lost that muchnesss...i love u joniiiiiii

marmalade said...

wow. reading your entry is like watching the movie itself =p

AKMALLLLLL... you should write of WHAT you think of the movie lah, not the storyline of the movie! hahahahahahaahhahaahahahahahah. kelakar betul =p

muhamadakmalwahab said...

ina : jommmmmm

mama suraya : you were muchier before this...hahaha

mala : yeah my friend do feel the inclination to smack my head coz my 'review' is filled with spoilers...hahaha...but i do give my own personal view on the movie after i done with the spoilers...hahaha

patunghujan a.k.a cik teruterubozu said...

agree with all of you.movie ni memg best.tp rugi x sempat tgk early part sbb masuk lewat.seeking for 2nd round to watch the movie again, hope 3d this time....

muhamadakmalwahab said...

kawan i banyak yang kata movie ni tak best...tapi me loikeee...nak tengok yang 3D lah wiken ni...then terus sambung dengan How To Train Your Dragon...hehehe

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