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, Kevan Ohtsji, Eugene Lipinski, Tom Heaton, Jason Schombing, Harry Dean Stanton, Andrew Lee Potts, Alex Diakun, Fred Henderson, David Neale, Colm Meaney, Zak Santiago, Glenn Richards, Carrie Fleming, Darren Dolynski, Shaw Madson, Alessandro Juliani, Natasha Calis, Kathy Bates, Jeremy Raymond, Alan Gray, Philip Winchester, Charlotte Sullivan, Brock Johnson, Timothy Webber, Tony Alcantar, Dave 'Squatch' Ward, Nicholas Carella
Director: Nick Willing
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