Alice in Wonderland Reviews and 107-Year-Old Alice
Alice in Wonderland Reviews Are Coming In
Tim Burton's 3D version of Alice in Wonderland premiers on March 5 in the USA and Canada, and reviews are already showing up online. The Hollywood Reporter loved it, as did New York Magazine, which enjoyed the film for what it was: a re imagining of Alice and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass. The New York Observer, though, hated it, and said that Johnny Depp should "break up" with director Tim Burton.
Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter: "Mercury Poisoning"
The Alice in Wonderland cast is led by Johnny Depp, who continues to indulge his love of occupational deformities in his characters. Like Jack Sparrow's teeth and ink and John Wilmot's catalog of VD, Depp's Mad Hatter suffers from a common 19th-Century hatmakers: mercury poisoning, which gives his Mad Hatter unusually green eyes and orange hair.
The original film version of Alice in Wonderland, though, was made in 1903. At under 10 minutes long, this Alice was the longest running film in England at the time. It was like their Titanic. No CGI here: the Cheshire Cat was played by a housecat.