‘Alice’ Looks Curioser and Curioser! A trailer for Wonderland finally arrives!

23 Jul


July 23rd–

Fantasy seems to be in the midst of it’s second wind here in America, finally recovering from the glut of Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter imposters; not completely though, afterall what WAS that new Chris Columbus trailer in front of Potter 6?  Part of this new re-birth includes a return to stories and ideas that while fantastical, are a little more difficult to translate to screen. Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are looks to be one of the best movies of the year, but I don’t see any kind of epic structure there. Alice is like that too. The trailer is full of recognizable imagery, especially if you are a fan of the books and not just the Disney film, but the actualy story is rather loose when it comes to narrative. Will Burton work around that by focusing on the characters and the creatures of the world, and letting Alice play tour guide? It looks that way so far. Hey, Im just glad that  we  have a Cheshire Cat that isn’t just Whoopi Goldberg’s face in Zoobilee Zoo make-up.

There is that feeling, though, that  Burton may be trying to make something more quest-like out of Alice, but chances are thats a product of this trailer. The imagery has the feel of classic Burton, but the illogical and dream-like nature of the universe will give this one its energy and distinction. So, for fans of Wonderland and Looking Glass, anyone care to take a guess as to who the Bandersnatch and the Jabberwocky are in this trailer? I have my suspicions.

Check out the trailer HERE.

One Response to “‘Alice’ Looks Curioser and Curioser! A trailer for Wonderland finally arrives!”

  1. Jen B July 24, 2009 at 8:55 am #

    I’m definitely intrigued!

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