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Even though the new Alice in Wonderland movie suffered from a very generic storyline, it was an incredible movie to see. This is thanks to the visionaire Tim Burton, most famous for his movies The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Edward Scissorhands, and many more.

Tim Burton was chosen to direct Alice in Wonderland in a very late state of the production, so Tim didn't have complete control over the movie, such as the storyline and the characters. What he did have full control over, was the look and feel of the movie.

For the cast of Alice in Wonderland Tim Burton brought along his usual people, a mix of extremely talented American and British actors. Danny Elfman was once again in charge of the soundtrack. Danny Elfman did the soundtrack for most of the movies Tim Burton made and is known for his surreal and dark music. This is the ultimate match for Tim Burton, since he is known for his surreal and dark movies.

Johnny Depp was by far the most noticeable of all the cast of Alice in Wonderland. Tim Burton chose him to portray the role of the Mad Hatter, a role that seems to suit Depp and is quirky performances perfectly and he did it in a way that almost seemed over the top. This was  criticized by many movie critics, but personally, I thought it was spot-on.

Helena Bonham Carter, a British actress (and Tim Burton's wife), portrayed the role of the Red Queen. According to movie critics, she was the best actress in the whole movie. And with good reason, I must say. Her performance was so enjoyable to watch, that you just can't get enough of it. She is the very reason to give this movie a second and maybe even a third watch.

Sadly, the performance of Mia Wasikowska (Alice) was lacking. Throughout the movie you could feel that she didn't really know how to portray Alice correctly. This was also due to poor writing, but it was clear that Wasikowska didn't really do the preparation to develop her role some more. She wasn't enjoyable to watch and the fact that she's in almost every single scene, doesn't make matters any better.

Alan Rickman, best known for his portrayal of Snape in the Harry Potter series, was chosen to do the voice of Absolum (the blue caterpillar). This was a remarkable choice, as Alan's deep, nasal voice seems like the only voice in the world that fits with the character. It makes my wish he had a little more screen time.

The same thing goes for Stephen Fry, who did the voice of the Cheshire Cat. In every line he spoke, you could sense that this cat was up to no good, which made it so great to watch.

On a side note, I think Tim Burton could've put in a little more creativity in the appearing and disappearing sequences. When you look at Disney's earlier film in 1951, the Cheshire Cat appears and disappears in various interesting ways. In Burton's movie, he only goes up in smoke. But now I'm just nitpicking.

Furthermore, this clearly isn't Tim Burton's best work. This is mainly due to the forgettable story line and the sometimes dull characters. Even Tim Burton's incredible directing couldn't make this movie the classic that people expected from it.

So, this is my take on the cast of Alice in Wonderland. Tim Burton is currently working on Dark Shadows, a remake of the gothic soap opera from the 1960's. It's going to be released in 2012 and Johnny Depp will once again portray once of the main characters.

I hoped you enjoyed this article and have a great day!


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You are right that it is clearly not Tims best work which is a pity, but I do hope and think he should return to his darker Vincent days. Great article.

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