Alice Through the Looking Glass - Don't Waste Our Time

Alice Through the Looking Glass - Don't Waste Our Time

Alice Through the Looking Glass is worse than the first one, which is no small feat.

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I love Alice in Wonderland, Burton leave it the fuck alone you don't get it at all!

K12:
I love Alice in Wonderland, Burton leave it the fuck alone you don't get it at all!

Burton didn't touch this one, I don't think.

lacktheknack:

K12:
I love Alice in Wonderland, Burton leave it the fuck alone you don't get it at all!

Burton didn't touch this one, I don't think.

He was the producer so maybe he didn't have as much creative control as the first one but still they had to follow the tone, style etc that he started which made this film a stillborn wreck.

He seems to always get given the credit for Nightmare before Christmas despite not writing the screenplay or directing it so I feel perfectly happy blaming him for this shit.

I've only fallen asleep once whilst watching a movie in the cinema and that was during the first Alice in Wonderland movie, also I thought the first Alice in Wonderland movie was kind of the through the looking glass version of the story anyway?.

By the way the sort of dark theme they've got going on just doesn't suit at all, it's Burton and Depp to a T but it instantly takes away a lot from the movie.

Never mind Helena bonham carter who's just atrocious.

Marter:
The other big theme is how you shouldn't waste any of the precious time you're given in life, which sounds good on paper until you realize you just sat through two hours of a terribly boring movie.

Bwahahahaha awesome. XD Hmm, the time I spent reading this review was reasonably entertaining and might even prevent me from wasting more time, so does it count as precious time well spent or not?

I didn't even know this freaking movie even existed....how, when and why?!

Well, atleast I'm now very sure that I don't have to bother with this movie. I liked the first one but its nothing special, so hearing that the sequel is half assed at best.... yeah...

I wouldn?t even watch this one on video, on a boring afternoon.
In my eyes, the first one was the dullest movie, Burton ever made.
The peak, of his "style over substance" obsession and I can?t stand Johnny Depp making a fool out of himself,
in yet another role.

I thought the first one was alright, except for Johnny Depp who sucked the fun out of every scene he was even remotely connected to. Good to know that he's the focal point of the sequel, that means I'll save $15. Pass.

Hopefully this series will tank and we can get an American McGee's Alice film someday instead.

I am of those few who actually liked the first one while also loving the books, but I am wondering how could they fail THAT MISERABLY in sequel.

K12:

lacktheknack:

K12:
I love Alice in Wonderland, Burton leave it the fuck alone you don't get it at all!

Burton didn't touch this one, I don't think.

He was the producer so maybe he didn't have as much creative control as the first one but still they had to follow the tone, style etc that he started which made this film a stillborn wreck.

He seems to always get given the credit for Nightmare before Christmas despite not writing the screenplay or directing it so I feel perfectly happy blaming him for this shit.

the thing about Nightmare Before Christmas is that it's an original idea created by Burton. he might not have directed the movie or whatever, but the designs are his and so is the story (which he came up with in 1982 as a poem).

Oh, look. The movie I knew wasn't gonna be very good ended up not being very good.

American McGee's Alice games are more Tim Burton-y than these movies. Then again, I think Alice in Wonderland stuff is so over-saturated nowadays anyway so what else is new. Hooray, I was right for once so now I REALLY don't need to waste my time on this movie!

I watched this and X-Men Apocalypse as a double feature tonight. X-Men was good, not Avengers good, but still a perfectly serviceable comic book movie. An in-joke about halfway through gave me a chuckle - if you've seen the movie, you know the one, and Singer finally gave us the Jean Grey I've wanted to see since X2. Wolverine's in the movie but only for a few moments so this is far from being his movie like so many other X flicks are accused of being.

Alice Through the Looking Glass was a kaleidoscope of 3D-rendered environments mashed together with psychedelic set pieces. Time's realm looks like one of the cathedral sections of Diablo 3, if Diablo 3 were a movie. If you liked the last Alice movie, which I did somewhat, you'll enjoy this one. Between the two, I liked the first better but this one has its charms. There's a specific scene with Time and Alice that looked straight out of Doctor Who - the Doctor's Wife, minus the redistributed ood.

This reminds me of that 'Cats & Dogs' sequel we got a few years back.

The first one, made in 2001 and did rather well.
It was also, fairly decent.

The sequel came out in 2010.
A freaking DECADE later and sucked.

And yet, here I am, still waiting for a freaking Hellboy 3...but this shit gets made?
:/

Avoided the first one 'cause I figured it would be a lazy merging of the two books. Guess I'll be sticking to the books regardless now...

Hmmm...out of interest, when was the last time Burton and Depp made a great film, or even a good one?

Definitely they used to, but not so much nowdays it seems.

Spider RedNight:
American McGee's Alice games are more Tim Burton-y than these movies.

Oh, currently replaying that one.

Thaluikhain:
Hmmm...out of interest, when was the last time Burton and Depp made a great film, or even a good one?

In my limited scope of experience, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (a good movie, but not as good as the first) & James and the Giant Peach respectively (counting Burton's role as producer)

Politrukk:
I've only fallen asleep once whilst watching a movie in the cinema and that was during the first Alice in Wonderland movie, also I thought the first Alice in Wonderland movie was kind of the through the looking glass version of the story anyway?.

By the way the sort of dark theme they've got going on just doesn't suit at all, it's Burton and Depp to a T but it instantly takes away a lot from the movie.

Never mind Helena bonham carter who's just atrocious.

Well, they did take many characters in the first flick from Alice Through the Looking Glass. The Red Queen, The White Queen, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the misnamed Jabberwocky[1] and the Bandersnatch. But the plot was still based on Alice in Wonderland. Loosely. Extremely loosely.

It's kinda funny how, to the best of my knowledge, there's never been a pure Looking Glass movie. They either mix the two books, or just use Wonderland.

[1] In the book, that's the name of the poem. The actual creature is called the Jabberwock.

Thaluikhain:
Hmmm...out of interest, when was the last time Burton and Depp made a great film, or even a good one?

Depp was in Black Mass last year. Burton directed Frankenweenie in 2012. The last good film they made together was Corpse Bride in 2005.

That definitely is not a small feet. The first movie was complete torture, with painful comedy and character building scenes, and a story that has no right to exist that has so many stupid changes (being more like the sequel) and massive plot holes.

Are you sure it's worse than the first?

Thaluikhain:
Hmmm...out of interest, when was the last time Burton and Depp made a great film, or even a good one?

My favorite Burton/Depp-Film, Ed Wood.
All about the characters and not stupid effects and you could feel the love of Burton and Depp for the subject of their film in every scene.
To bad, the topic was a little bit to special, for a broader audience.

I'm very much NOT a fan of animated films, but the first movie and this one somehow did it for me. Depp is, surprisingly less annoying than I would have predicted.

I imagine this film will be notable for only one thing (that, surprisingly has not been mentioned yet): This is the last film in which Alan Rickman played a part. However, unlike Heath Ledger (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), or Chris Farley (Shrek), the film didn't have to be completely reconstructed due to his untimely absence.

Good review and useful too. Marter will be able to copy/paste 75% of it for his review of the next Avatar film.

 

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