Alice in Wonderland ***

March 14, 2010 by J-Wire
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This review is based on an IMAX 3-D screening.

Lewis Carroll’s “Wonderland” stories, much like the collected works of Roald Dahl, can be perceived from a number of perspectives. Although traditionally seen as a children’s tale, Alice’s Wonderland saga rides a dark undercurrent – something that can be a little creepy and unsettling. For his interpretation, Tim Burton – no stranger to the concept of a twisted fairy tale – has softened some of the sharper edges, added a dose of high octane action, and still managed to keep Alice in Wonderland in touch with its dark side. The movie carries a mild PG rating but may be too intense for younger children.

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