Alice in Wonderland is nothing if not curiously mad, but it’s for precisely it’s philosophical (and psychedelic) depth that it is one of the most splendid ‘children’s’ books ever written. The new movie version, coming out in 2010, was something I’ve been really excited about. (Tim Burton directing Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter sounds so irresistibly bizarre.) Yet after seeing the early trailer, I’m not so sure. The first 30 seconds look great (in a manipulating-reality-to-create-movie-magic-a-la-Harry-Potter kind of way) but after Alice drinks the potion, the movie seems to fall fast down the rabbit hole. From that point on, Alice is seriously CGI’d and edited to look more like a video game than reality.
I have my fingers and toes crossed that editing is not done, that Johnny’s performance will be less creepy than the one in Willa Wonka and that he BUSTS OUT WITH SOMETHING SEXY SOON!! ~Hannah