“Alice in Wonderland” is a 2010 fantasy movie directed by Tim Burton and inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” The movie stars Mia Wasikowska as Alice, who returns to the magical world of Wonderland years after her first visit, to find it in a state of turmoil and under the oppressive rule of the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter).
Alice is guided by the White Rabbit (voiced by Michael Sheen), the Cheshire Cat (voiced by Stephen Fry), and other familiar characters as she attempts to overthrow the Red Queen and restore the rightful queen to power. Along the way, Alice also learns more about her own identity and her place in the world.
The movie features a star-studded cast including Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, and Alan Rickman as the voice of the Blue Caterpillar. It was praised for its stunning visual effects and imaginative world-building, as well as the performances of the cast. However, some critics felt that the movie was too reliant on visual spectacle and lacked a strong narrative.
Despite mixed reviews, “Alice in Wonderland” was a box office success, grossing over $1 billion worldwide. A sequel, “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” was released in 2016.
Duration: 108 min.