Rated: PG

Distributed By:

Walt Disney Pictures

Directed by:

Tim Burton (Corpse Bride)

Starring:

Mia Wasikowska as Alice; Johnny Depp as Mad Hatter

Adapted From:

Plugged In Online

Alice in Wonderland

A well-dressed white rabbit holding a pocket watch catches 19-year-old Alice’s eye as it scurries through the garden. Curious, Alice chases the rabbit down a hole to the enchanting world of Underland—a place where certain drinks will shrink you, a certain cat disappears without warning and a certain queen will, if she has her way, lop off your head.

According to scrolls in Underland, Alice visited there as a child. The residents of Underland are excited at her return, for they have been waiting for her. Alice is soon launched headfirst into several exciting adventures, including breaking into the Red Queen's castle, rescuing Mad Hatter and fighting a Jabberwocky.

Alice is a hero. Her heroism is marked by her willingness to persevere in the midst of trials, her courage to make sacrifices for others and her submission to destiny. She is given an opportunity to return home without helping the residents of Underland, but she refuses.

Unfortunately, this movie contains many scary and disturbing creatures, including the fire-breathing Jabberwocky and the razor-toothed Bandersnatch. In fighting the Jabberwocky, Alice finds the courage to face up to many of life’s challenges. She finds her strength, and in doing so encourages viewers to find theirs.

Alice in Wonderland is a mixture of scenes from Lewis Carroll’s classics and from the film’s director, who has brought to the screen such creepy films as Corpse Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Therefore, Alice is darker and more perilous than the original stories and could cause nightmares.

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