One thing I love about Tim Burton’s films is that even if the story doesn’t particularly appeal to me, I know they’re going to be visually stunning in a singular way. His take on Alice in Wonderland is no exception, filled with lush visuals that do an exemplary job of interpreting Carroll’s vision without overpowering it. More’s the pity that the producers chose to stray from the original story and into a plot both convoluted and forgettable.
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I’m sure that remaking this movie seemed like a great idea at the time.
I’ve been putting off penning this review for The Princess and the Frog since about 10 AM this morning (It is now after 6 PM) because this movie is crap. Worse still, it’s not the easily-dismissable crap like I Can Do Bad All By Myself; this is a Disney feature, which makes it covert crap that you have to explain lest people become dazzled by built-in nostalgia and shunt their discomfort aside in favor of thinking you a big, Disney-hating meanie.
By: Wes Anderson (director, screenplay), Roald Dahl (novel) Starring: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson Angry farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with a sly fox, look to get rid of their opponent and his family. The only Roald Dahl book I’ve ever read is Charlie and [...]