Jul 23 2009

‘Alice in Wonderland’ is Perhaps the Burtonest of All Burton Movies

Published by at 1:00 pm under Movies

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyHh__CH6Hs

UPDATE: Thanks asshats at Disney who have pulled nearly every single copy of this trailer from the internet. Here’s a working one, but it doesn’t allow embedding. Why the hell do companies do this? Isn’t the point of a trailer to get the word out and have people get excited for your new movie? What’s the point of pulling all the videos and pissing off a bunch of blogs and their readers?

UPDATE #2: They pulled that one too. But never fear, a non-YouTubed copy exists which I’m pretty sure will stay up.  Thanks Iceman!

Yep, that’s the teaser trailer for the new Alice in Wonderland movie. The imagery is cool, but I don’t think it’s particularly well cut together, and doesn’t make for a great trailer.

Yeah, Johnny Depp looks and sounds cool as the mad hatter, and everything else is bonkers due to a hefty helping of CGI, but I don’t know. It reminds me of Burton redoing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Like yeah, it’s a slightly cool exercise to Burton-ize the imagery, making it more terrifying, and to put Johnny Depp in a major role, but it didn’t really add anything in my opinion, making the film spectacularly unmemorable, and I’m feeling Alice might go the same way.

Your thoughts?





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9 responses so far

  • Madison

    Agree. And I like how you put it: Burton Burton-izes the imagery and kind of neglects all the other aspects of what makes a great film. This was apparent in his remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, whereas Edward Scissorhands, even though it had all the great visuals, was heavy on soul.

  • Josh

    I just have to point out that he didn’t remake Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. He adapated Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as the Gene Wilder film was not a only loosely based on the novel. Burton’s remake was incredibly faithful to the book.

  • Josh

    Damnit. I called it a remake too. ><

  • Madison

    @ Josh

    Fair enough, but semantics aside, my point was that Burton’s “version” (is that better?) had very little depth.

  • IcemanD

    “video is no longer available”

  • IcemanD

    Update: “video has been removed by user”

    I couldn’t agree more. Why they go around removing the trailer is beyond me.

  • IcemanD
  • nissmo

    and they wonder why I download movies…..

  • Cymon

    For those that haven’t seen Avatar in theater, they had a 3D trailer for this…and I have to say it looks totally BA.

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