Thursday, March 4, 2010

2 Tablespoons of Wishful Thinking

Do you want to go to Wonderland? Two tablespoons of wishful thinking and a movie ticket to Alice in Wonderland is all you need.

The premiere showing last night at SM Megamall cinema 1 was packed with an excited crowd anticipating to witness the fantasy adventure movie from Walt Disney directed by eccentric film creator Tim Burton.

Based from Lewis Carroll’s beloved “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (1865) and “Through the Looking-Glass” (1871), Alice and Wonderland delivered in promising a stunning, avant-garde visuals with the some of the most charismatic characters including Mia Wasikowska as Alice.

I especially appreciate how Johnny Depp and Helena Carter portrayed their roles of the Mad Hatter and the Red Queen, respectively.

Johhny Depp's facial expressions were very dynamic and full of character at almost every instance. A suiting and outstanding portrayal for an important character in a make-believe world of the Underland where the visual were supposed to make the viewers appreciate that they are indeed in 'Wonderland'. Merely seeing the Red Queen makes me hear "Off with their heads" at the back of my head. :) Being shown in a 3D cinema heightened the visual experience.

I could just imagine what it would be like in the IMAX theater. Do take note however that Alice in Wonderland IMAX will ONLY be shown in SM City North Edsa IMAX as a different movie will be shown in SM Mall of Asia.

The story serves as a sequel to the well-loved bed time story we all know of. This time, Alice comes back to the world of 'Wonderland' as a teener who knows her freedom to chose in life but has to be reminded of her courageous character and past. Alice finds a different 'Wonderland' as well from what she used to remember.

Expect to be immersed in a magical experience with a charismatic set of characters. On the other hand, the plot is made simple and predictable by tapping the basic conflict of good versus evil with the White Queen and the Red Queen. Moreover, prepare to meet a white Rabbit, a pair of funny twin fat boys, a clever door mouse, a blue Caterpillar, and a playful Cat. 

Furthermore, I have observed that some parts of the movie were too 'dark' for a children's movie. Anyhow, the movie was not really made for children alone but also for the young at heart; and the not so will be able to appreciate the movie.

After staying at wonderland for a while , you would want to create your own set of 6 impossible things to believe before breakfast every morning. Let me share mine:
  1. I want to believe that I can drink a potion that can make me small to remind me to be humble
  2. I believe that I can eat a cake that can make me tall to be able to view things in  a different perspective and maintain an open mind
  3. I want to believe that animals can talk, to remind humans of the importance of communication
  4. I want to believe that cats can disappear and exercise my imagination
  5. I want to believe that there is a place called Wonderland and continue to hope AND
  6. I want to believe that I can slay the Jabberwocky including life's challenges that come my way.
View this Alice in Wonderland movie trailer from Walt Disney Studios UK Youtube channel:

Other cast include Anne Hathaway and Crispin Glover. The screenplay is by Linda Woolverton.

Get a chance to win a premium replica of the Alice in Wonderland pocket watch owned by the White Rabbit, Check out this link.

Join Alice in Wonderland as it opens today (March 4) in all SM Cinemas and Philipine theaters nationwide.

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