108 minutes

A young Victorian girl about to turn 20 and about to become engaged to a young man she hates follows a white rabbit down a tree hole and finds herself in a strange and wondrous place she is unable to recognise, but where everybody seems to remember her. Visually inventive big-budget fantasy that is neither a retelling nor a sequel of the original Lewis Carroll books, but lies somewhere in between, and there lies the rub: it's not quirky enough for fans of both the book and the director, and the visuals aren't sustained by the predictable little story. Adequate as a timepasser, though.

Walt Disney Pictures presents a Roth Films/Team Todd/Zanuck Company production.
Starring Johnny Depp; Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover; and Mia Wasikowska; with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Barbara Windsor.
Directed by Tim Burton; produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Suzanne Todd, Jennifer Todd, Joe Roth; screenplay by Linda Woolverton, based on the books by Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass; music by Danny Elfman; director of photography (Technicolor; 3D), Dariusz Wolski; production designer, Robert Stromberg; costume designer, Colleen Atwood; film editor, Chris Lebenzon; visual effects supervisor, Ken Ralston.
Screened: distributor advance press screening, Zon Lusomundo Colombo 10 (Lisbon), March 2nd 2010.


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