Movie Review | Alice in Wonderland" | Reworked children's classic misses mark

It seems appropriate that Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" should present its own odd dichotomy. Like the story, it is wonderful in some ways and terrible in others.

Much like Disney's animated version of the Lewis Carroll classic, Burton has combined elements from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass." While the 1951 film stressed the comic silliness of the Victorian era's children's story, Burton's "Alice" is a much more serious and adult reworking of the story.

It may be the reason this "Alice in Wonderland" just seems wrong.

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