Sunday, March 28, 2010


So, yesterday my parents and I went to see "Alice in Wonderland" in 2D.
Warning: This post may contain major movie spoilers!

I loved it!
It was a lovely movie. During some of the really bizarre parts, I couldn't help but wonder what Mom and Dad were thinking of it. But they actually loved it, too, which really surprised me. Mom liked it all except the battle (she's not real big on battles, even in LOTR or Narnia). I liked the added plot point that Alice was the one who had to defeat the Jabberwocky. It gave the movie something to go by, because the book is pretty much just a rambling journey. The world of Underland/Wonderland was beautiful, or at least you got the sense that it used to be before the Red Queen took over. Which brings us to the cast. It was pretty much perfect. Alice was great, the Red Queen was awesome (evil yet sort of sad and vulnerable), the Cheshire Cat was perfect, and so on.
About the Mad Hatter: I was excited when I heard about Johnny Depp playing the Mad Hatter, but my excitement lessened a bit when I saw the first promotional pictures of him in that bright, overwhelming makeup and hair. I had heard mixed things about his part in the movie, so I wasn't sure. But he ended up being great! Sometimes his character was a little too close to Jack Sparrow (don't get my wrong- I love Captain Jack Sparrow!) or some of Depp's other odd people, but for the most part it was perfectly Mad Hatter. He brought a lot more story and dimension to the part than it usually has, and he's made to have quite a large part in the story. He's very likable, and his appearance isn't quite as overpowering once you get used to it (look at that picture- I can't believe I'm saying that, LOL).

In the end, Alice turned out to be a great heroine, and the *girl power* wasn't even overdone. She was pretty brave, because I can't honestly say that, given the choice, I would have done like her and chosen to return to the real world.

So finally, in other news, I'm going to be starting a 30 Day Survey on April 1st (and I'm not joking). My birthday is in April and I came across a pretty cool survey at Millie's blog that I'm going to do in April. It might seem a little self-absorbed, but I think it will be a fun way to celebrate my birthday and tell a little bit about my quirky self. Plus, I'd like anyone else who wants to join in, so I can learn about you all as well! But I'll have more about that later. =) Also, I've been updating "The Library" and "The Brown Derby Classics" links up above!

Until next time,

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