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engagement and Alice

Thanks to jaded_jamie and woman_of_ for the LJ virtual gifts and engagement congrats!

Jillian and I went to see "Alice in Wonderland" this week. My dislike of a grown Alice was lessened a bit by the knowledge that this is actually a sequel to the original story, rather than a remake, and overall I enjoyed it quite a bit.

The girl who played Alice seemed a bit bland at times -- or maybe it was just compared to the crazies around her? It's possible that she had trouble acting against the green screen, especially since the more experienced Johnny Depp admitted to having some trouble with it. Speaking of green screen, the effects were generally seamless, and the characters well realized. The 3D wasn't too intrusive, the way it often was in the early "look at me! I'm so awesome!" days. Only once was I tempted to duck. :-)

Not a perfect movie, but overall well worth seeing in the theater.



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Mar. 14th, 2010 10:28 am (UTC)
As soon as I saw the gift, I thought of you and your intended.
Mar. 14th, 2010 10:51 am (UTC)
It was perfect, wasn't it? Jamie said: "If you two were squirrels, Emi would be the guardian of your nuts X-D"
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Mar. 15th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
Kids will be a problem, won't they?
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Mar. 15th, 2010 07:32 am (UTC)
When they're not being cute and occasionally making our lives a joy, of course. :-)
Mar. 14th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
Heh, my mom's comment about the actress who played Alice was, "She looks like she could die at any minute!" I was okay with her, though, didn't actively dislike her, so that was good.

And I was so glad that the 3-D wasn't anything too major, because all the regular versions down here are dubbed in Spanish. So I'm happy to be able to see the movie without getting a serious headache.
Mar. 15th, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
Maybe they made her tone down her performance, to make her surroundings more fantastic? Or, maybe, she was going for the "bemused dream state" look?

I'm with you on the 3-D; we saw Avatar in 2D for the same reason.
Mar. 14th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
I absolutely LOVED Alice. Something about her "near death" look really made me think of a grown Alice in the victorian age.

My only offness was the Red Queen... I think her "graphics" were a bit overboard... but I still loved the movie enough that as soon as the credits started rolling, I turned to Sean and told him I want it as SOON as it comes to DVD/Blue Ray
Mar. 15th, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
I don't know if I want it on DVD or not, but I'd certainly like to see it again. As for Alice, a young woman in the Victorian age would look rather bleached out from not seeing the sun, and maybe even appear physically frail because ladies of the time were expected not to lift a finger in physical work. It's certainly possible they were striving for historical accuracy, especially with Alice headed toward an arranged marriage of the type popular back in.

The Red Queen's alteration seemed a bit overboard, considering all the other human characters appeared more or less normal. But it was the Mad Hatter who everyone was talking about!
Mar. 14th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, congrats!

And, I'm to see that film on Wednesday, and am currently rereading. :-)
Mar. 15th, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
Thanks! I think you'll like the movie; they actually managed to fit a plot into an essentially plotless story.
Mar. 14th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't mind seeing it a second time!
Mar. 15th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
me too! Sadly, there aren't many people in my immediate circle who like to see the same film twice.
Mar. 15th, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
Don't give away any spoilers please! I haven't seen it yet. D:
Mar. 15th, 2010 05:14 am (UTC)
That's all I've got to say about it! Unless someone starts paying me to be a critic ... :-)
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