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The Tamarind saw: Alice in Wonderland

8 March 2010
Published in Actualité, Culture
by The Tamarind

Although visually Tim Burton’s latest cinematographic extravaganza was all it was made out to be, and story-wise, thumb our favourite adventurous director cannot be said to have taken any risks. The film is very predictable and the characters offer no surprises. Burton’s sequel that takes place thirteen years after Alice gets back form Wonderland, check is far less twisted than Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass and the characters lack any real improvement on the originals. All in all it was an enjoyable experience but rather more children-friendly than was to be expected. Whatever happened to the dark and macabre Burton we have grown to love over the years? In addition to this, Johnny Depp plays what has now become a standard character for him: whether it is Edward Scissorhands, Willy Wonka or Jack Sparrow, it feels that the actor has found a comfort zone that he is unable or unwilling to break free from.

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