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!
About Alice (2009)
Starring: Tim Curry, Reese Alexander, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton, Eugene Lipinski, Kevan Ohtsji, Darren Dolynski, Fred Henderson, Andrew Lee Potts, Zak Santiago, Tom Heaton, Alex Diakun, Jason Schombing, Shaw Madson, Carrie Fleming, Glenn Richards, Jeremy Raymond, Carrie Anne Fleming, Colm Meaney, David Neale, Nicholas Carella, Kathy Bates, Timothy Webber, Alessandro Juliani, Natasha Calis, Fiona Vroom, Dave 'Squatch' Ward, Philip Winchester, Charlotte Sullivan, Alan Gray
Director: Nick Willing
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