Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Johnny Depp
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Rated: PG (For fantasy action/violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar)
Why it took Tim Burton this long to make a movie adaptation of “Alice In Wonderland” I’ll never know. Considering Burton’s previous accomplishments of making movies with weird worlds and isolated protagonists, it seems like he would have tackled Lewis Carol’s classic book years ago. But then back then he’d have to make sets to create the world he does here, which would have been tedious and expensive. Now he can just put his characters in front of a green screen for half the cost and just as nice a look. To say this movie looks great would be an understatement as for all the complaints Burton gets on his storytelling I hear very little complaints of his visual accomplishments.
Parents, while generally not violent there are scenes of intense imagery that is typical Tim Burton. Kids who are familiar with his other movies should be fine though. Recommended for ages 10 and up.