Alice (2009)

2009 Sci-Fi, Drama, Fantasy, Adventure

User Score: 70/100

Synopsis:

Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.

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)

Title: Alice
Year: 2009
Starring: Reese Alexander, Tim Curry, Matt Frewer, Kevan Ohtsji, Eugene Lipinski, Andrew Lee Potts, Zak Santiago, Tom Heaton, Alex Diakun, Jason Schombing, Fred Henderson, Harry Dean Stanton, David Neale, Nicholas Carella, Alessandro Juliani, Shaw Madson, Darren Dolynski, Glenn Richards, Carrie Fleming, Colm Meaney, Carrie Anne Fleming, Kathy Bates, Philip Winchester, Dave 'Squatch' Ward, Timothy Webber, Charlotte Sullivan, Alan Gray, Tony Alcantar, Brock Johnson, Natasha Calis
Director: Nick Willing
Reviewer:
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.5/5 stars from 10 users. Votes: 10.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Fantasy, Adventure

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