All time children’s classic adventure ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is one of the latest Hollywoood movies directed by Tim Burton and now screens at the Liberty Colombo.
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham-Carter, Stephen Fry, Crispin Glover and Michael Sheen in the major roles, the film is a combination of live action and animation.
Released by Walt Disney Pictures, the movie is an extension of Lewis Carroll’s novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit.
Arriving in a strange and surreal place called “Underland,” she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches.
Alice realizes that she is there for a reason--to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.
Speaking on the film Burton says the original Wonderland story was always about a girl wandering around from one weird character to another and he never felt a connection emotionally, so he wanted to make it feel more like a story than a series of events. He does not see this as a sequel to previous films, nor as a re-imagining.
The highest grossing film of 2010 at present, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is Burton’s most financially-successful film. The film is the sixth highest-grossing film of all time.