By Julie Denice Griffin
A fascinating movie ~ Alice grows by leaps and bounds as a liberated woman in this fantasia film. Also, the excellent intrigue of actor Johnny Depp, who facilitates a kind of female liberation for Alice, cushions and therapizes her to a whole person by the film’s end. No longer interested in the penal trappings of the kind of societal marriage which seems to offer only oppression as a reward ~ Alice moves quick in her determination to run to a more explorative solution when she tells her fiance’ she wants a moment to think of the meaning of his marriage proposal.
The movie presents a strange and deeply provocative spiritial connotation, and a great representation of intellectual female proof. Although it is difficult to say whether Alice is the Hamlet who comes to the reality that a fairytale marriage is a spoof, and finds that falling down a rabbit hole helps her cope with the darkness of reality is hard to say ~ As there is a fairytale marriage for a feminist. It looks different than the relationship of a paternally defined tradition of sorts.
Alice, although attempting to listen to a mother’s instructions realizes that she is just getting ready to marry the wrong man instead of the right man. Her husband-to-be is obviously not the one for her and so she runs off in search of a peculiar white vested human-like rabbit who she soon spots. She thinks she is going mad, however. “Alice Kingsley, will you be my wife?” And she knows it ‘s all wrong. Wrong. Wrong. “Well, everyone expects me to and your Lord, I don’t want to end up alone,” She tells an audience of about one thousand.
“I think I need a moment,” and off runs Alice, who proceeds to fall thousands of feet past pianos and personal belongings and bouncing from a mattress, ends up at the bottom of a dark abyss. Alice confronts numerous fantasy situations in the film, and at times the difficulty of a possible nightmare ~ All seem to help her pan through her madness. “It’s only a dream,” she tells herself as she drinks from a tagged bottle. She bites from a cake that says, “Eat me.” She grows to the height of the doorkey. Finding it, she drinks a nasty predilection of a medicine to reduce her size enough to walk through the doorway.
As to what encounters her there, Wasikowska (Alice) is simply mesmirized, as headlong the rabbit dressed in a suitcoat comes before her. The movie version of Alice-In-Wonderland seems more akin to the first theatrical version of the book by Lewis Caroll, whose name is actually a writer’s pseudonym for Lutwidge Dodgson. Apparently, Alice killed the Queen of Heart’s favorite dragon creature, the jabberwocky. A fantastical tea party led by none other than (Johnny Depp), the Mad Hatter, the larger chesire cat with human head finds Alice and takes her there himself.
“I’d known her anyway,” claims the Mad Hatter, wondering himself if this is really true. Johnny Depp reminds Alice that she’s going to be late. The Mad Hatter complements more than lectures or complains. And he so delightful entertains Alice lovily. The queen’s evil guard, looking for Alice comes to theater and addresses the minds of the Hatter and his tea party foray. “Already lost them,” he explains, speaking of the sanity and their minds. “You’re all mad,” He angers harshly, while throwing and smashing the beautiful and gentle rosebud tea glass. “Thank you!” They all chime in. The Mad Hatter shows M’Lady (Alice) how to travel in style. By hat. And his hat makes him just such a vehicle. As leaves fall, he parlays through the deep, orange dusk forest – he sets the miniature Alice on a cliff border. Poking his finger into her tummy, he tells her she’s lost something there. Her fervor for life, notwithstanding – Alice, challenged by each scene of delicious fantasia leaves to fight her difficult psychological and life battles and finally which help some friends begin to see victory.
The Mad Hatter, symbolic of chivalry and the good husband remains a constant at Alice’s side. He loves her even though she, at a loss for the polished courtier – Walks through a forest better and seemingly unfriendly, her feet bare and her dress torn. The remark is made that, “The Hatter would not have given himself for any Alice.” She explains to the Hatter’s dog that she makes the path and is tired of being told what to do – This in response to the dog’s prophesy that her rescue of the Mad Hatter is not victim. Alice standing beside a huge tree later, asks the queen of she may help her. The Queen of Hearts who remembers, stakes Alice as her new favorite, while the twins turn away to scamper and run on pushing, kicking and shoving eachother.
The pursuit even of a dangling carrot, making false promise, until Alice forward for them now goes. Even surrounded by a world of make believe, Alice in pursuit of truth, seeks the past that she throws away. And that which is right for her, the white princess greets the Hatter’s dog. Finding only his hat, she brushes the plant dust off the top. The queen’s special affection of a man she never suspects of evil until at the last – Perhaps symbolic of the medieval Queen of England (Elizabeth) or her chaste decision to serve her country, while to remain unmarried. “Have I gone mad?” Asks the Hatter in the meantime. “I’m afraid so,” remarks Alice. She wonders what will make him himself again.
The tiny creatures Alice speaks with appear to realistically respond to her with lifelike drama. During the court of the queen, The Hatter tells a Lady In Waiting she has lost something. The lost something actually appears to be her nose, a rather large and point thing that fell off of her face. The Hatter laughs with sadness after the queen tells them to, “Let them eat cake.” The others, although they tell the others not to mind him, “He is mad,” realize what the statement means: That the poor can do without as long as she has hers, for all she cares.
The queen’s wicked boyfriend who tried to capture a repulsing Alice as his own, recieves the order, “Off with their heads!” He whispers lies about Alice into the queen’s ear soon after. The white princess helps Alice – she greets the caterpillar who blows smoke in her face. She reports to him her identity of Alice and he asks in a way that propels her through more than to critisize. How does she know that is who she is?
But the message of rejection she recieved on her end of the correspondence, clearly sent by a woman from the queen’s court on the exact day she planned to speak with the Hatter – happened at the exact moment she learned of her loss, cruelly timing the final, unloyal and unforgivable blow. The court with a terrible way of thanking her for all of her effort for them, wonders if it is they and not she that is quite mad – Alice still seeks to calm the Hatter as he babbles about prophecy and other strange things nervously,the others know nothing about. She puts her hands upon him and he calms intensely. As they sit together having a wonderfully and yet gently, intellectual conversation about life, reality and the majesty of it all: Her Hatter tells he is her imaginary male friend. She agrees not to agree.
Alice and the queen’s sister run into a bit of a fix. But you will have to watch the movie to find that out. “Sometimes, I dream of as many as six before breakfast,” Alice tells the Mad Hatter about her dreams of possibilities.
“The film premiered in London at the Odeon Leicester Square on February 25, 2010, and was released in Australia on March 4, 2010, and the United States and the United Kingdom on March 5, 2010, through IMAX 3D and Disney Digital 3D, as well as in traditional theaters. Despite its short theatrical release window and mixed reviews, the film grossed over $1.02 billion worldwide. At the 83rd Academy Awards, Alice in Wonderland won for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. As of April 2012, it is the eleventh highest-grossing film of all time. ” Wikipedia Encyclopedi