Alice (2009) Fantasy Movie Review
Fantasy movies Review
This "Alice" is certainly NOT for the children of the household! This is not a tarted-up Disney movie. There is violence, drug references, war, intrigue, abductions and a lot more you really don’t want to have to explain to your younger offspring. (Or have them have to explain to YOUR parents.)
I was truly awed by the show. The physical sets were very well-crafted and remarkably realistic in the CGI scenes. The story was gripping and very plausible for a fantasy tale. The many references to "Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland" were often very subtle (see how many of you can find the "Mock Turtle" on the first try… (hint: look for a little lady and a BIG gun!)). Some were patently obvious and unnecessary to drive the story. Others were a name-only reference to a character from the stories, like the Dodo.
There were some unanswered questions and some plot holes in the story line, but the story moves so fast you may not even notice until after the program is over.
All in all, "Alice" is very entertaining and worth owning. I enjoyed it so much that I pre-ordered it the moment I found out the release date!
Synopsis:Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.
About Alice (2009)
Starring: Tim Curry, Matt Frewer, Tom Heaton, Reese Alexander, Harry Dean Stanton, Eugene Lipinski, Andrew Lee Potts, Alex Diakun, Fred Henderson, Colm Meaney, Zak Santiago, Carrie Fleming, Kathy Bates, Nicholas Carella, Charlotte Sullivan, Dave 'Squatch' Ward, Alessandro Juliani, Tony Alcantar, Brock Johnson, Philip Winchester, Timothy Webber, Alan Gray, Nancy Robertson, Eileen Barrett, Teryl Rothery, Geoff Redknap, Janette Bundic, Jocelyne Loewen, Bethany Brown, Caterina Scorsone
Runtime: 240 minutes
Director: Nick Willing
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