There may be spoilers ahead so if you don't want to know, then don't read on...
So. I absolutely loved it. Loved it.
Do you know when you're sitting watching a film and you think to yourself, 'god, I'm just so loving sitting here and watching this?'
That's how I was in 'Alice'.
I loved The Red Queen, played by Helena Bonham Carter. Loved. I loved Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat.
Of course Tim Burton (the director) lives up the road from me in Hampstead in London (please note monumental name and suburb bomb, thanks...) Anyway, so old Timmy, my mate, lives up the road and obviously takes walks on Hampstead Heath in the winter because so much of the scenery resembled Hampstead Heath.
So it all felt warm and close to home. Aaah...
And did you notice too, for example, when Alice is sitting in the White Queen's castle before she slays the Jabberwocky - the scenery isn't matte painted, the waterfalls in the background actually fall?
It's those minute attentions to detail that meant I just felt lavished from start to finish.
I didn't find the 3D tiring or intrusive and there weren't the tedium of endless things flying out into the audience.
It was colourful, clever, visually stunning and; I have read some critics who've moaned that the characters are a bit short and one-dimensional but I disagree. This is Alice in Wonderland, it's hardly fucking Ingmar Bergman.
Oh well. I loved it and would go and see it again. And Johnny Depp was brilliant too. Although I am a massive fan of Tim Burton. Batman and Beetlejuice are in my Top 40 movies of all time, like.
I would give it 8.5 out of ten.