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Finally...

Finally made it to see Alice In Wonderland....

(Beautiful fx...Once again, I have a usually well-buried wish that I were the Cheshire cat come to surface, and I love Depp's Mad Hatter, but there are a few things in the storyline that left me unsatisfied, but  what the hey, it was still worth the price).  I left the theater contemplating the nature of heroic quests and coming of age stories, and gender roles.  I could write an essay, but I'm too lazy to do it.

First time I've been to a 3D film in an Imax...That part was fun, but my eyes ache now...eyestrain?  Or just spring allergies?  Not sure...Anyway, a day passed pleasantly....

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salomesensei
Mar. 10th, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I got a headache. 3D giveth and taketh away. I'll be glad when the fad passes.

My mom was very into the coming-of-age girl's story and the rewriting of Disneyfied girlypower into something stronger.

I kept falling in plotholes and the Bonham Carter and Depp excess. Enoyed it, though, to be sure, especially Fry's Cat.
knittingknots
Mar. 11th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC)
The cat was perfect.

I took a four hour nap after posting this thread...I can tell I am NOT used to watching movies any more (I think the last movie I actually watched in a theater was Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which shows you how often I bust through the inertia and actually go out for film), and the fact this was Imax 3D didn't help...but my eyes feel much better.

Hubby and I've spent some time talking about why we felt slightly dissatisfied with the movie, even while loving much about it...and we got onto meta concepts about storytelling and the story receiver...kind of cool, considering he doesn't get into literary level analysis very often...
sunsingergirl
Mar. 10th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
I thought Depp was a fairly good Hatter. However, for me, the best part was the Cheshire Cat; I literally made a fangirl squee when I got home and read on IMDB that it was Stephen Fry who did his voice.

I also thought Wasikowski (sp?) did a fabulous job as Alice. I was a bit worried when I read some negative reviews about her performance, but she made it believable for me.

Anne Hathaway was a bit much, though, I thought. :/ I think she would've been better had she toned it down just a tad.

And I was in the same eye-boat when I left; had a headache for a few hours afterward. Damn 3D, but it was spectacular, at least.
sakura_kyoshi
Mar. 11th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
Who is Stephen Fry?
sunsingergirl
Mar. 11th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
sakura_kyoshi
Mar. 11th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
Dude, I can't post. I don't think I have posting access.
sunsingergirl
Mar. 11th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
Now you can. :3
sakura_kyoshi
Mar. 11th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
K, thanks!

I feel like I"m looking at KK's journal. lol It confuses me.

Oh, wait. I am. *facepalm* Such a dork.

Edited at 2010-03-11 01:48 am (UTC)
knittingknots
Mar. 11th, 2010 03:10 am (UTC)
You got lost falling down the rabbit hole, no doubt...
sakura_kyoshi
Mar. 11th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC)
I just got lost... Too many threads sometimes, you forget where you are and what you're following.
sakura_kyoshi
Mar. 11th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
Glad to hear it! :D
ladycash
Mar. 11th, 2010 06:16 am (UTC)
I'm excited about Alice, too.
I heard good things, and it's nice to hear you second them!
_midoriko_sama_
Mar. 11th, 2010 10:06 am (UTC)
Me and sis are going to watch it this weekend. I'm glad that promises to be good!
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