The most talked about movie, Alice in Wonderland hit the big screen that surprise the world the great comeback of the incredible duo Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. Of course, who would ever forget the delicious movie Charlie and the chocolate factory? Both Tim Burton and Johnny Depp work in that movie. But enough of it, Alice in Wonderland became a big hit that turns our head at the sights of the movie poster. Now, to be sure, who watched Alice in Wondeland? I’m sure everyone watches it. Who wouldn’t? Now, we are all dying to watch who would play Alice and the great effect of how Tim Burton creates Alice in Wonderland his own way. But, we are also dying to know how Johnny Depp could pull off a trick as he starred as The Mad Hatter. We all know Johnny Depp can pull any characters given to him. Be that crazy, victimized, drunk or tortured, he could pull off anything! Remember Charlie and the chocolate factory? Now that’s the movie I simply enjoy. But that’s only second to the coolest, swashbuckling, pirate Captain Jack Sparrow. Not only he can yield a sword but he can handle a sword even if he is drunk. Let us go back to the story Alice in Wonderland. We always know that the story begins with Alice following a peculiar rabbit, which wears a dress shirt and carry a watch, and she falls down the rabbit hole. And the story goes on and on and on. But what we didn’t expect is the twist of the story where it is far from our own version of Alice in Wonderland. Of course, Disney has its way of making Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland into a cartoon. We all know that Alice ( Disney’s Alice) is a girl who is so mischievous, curious that she sometimes gets into trouble. All little girls do, including me. But what makes Alice different is that she is girl who is surrounded by all things different from he and all tings who doesn’t exist in the real world. But in Wonderland, she is the one who is different. Confusing? I know. It’s hard to understand something confusing. Anyway, that’s out version of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland.
What about Tim Burton’s version? It’s still the same like the book or Disney but with more flair, action, and a much added thrill to the fantasy. What I really admired about the movie is that Tim Burtons really know how to tell a story. Of course, it has values in it and a strong sense of self that the character possesses. It’s rare to see a woman possess a feministic allure that can be used for a battle. In this story, even though Alice knew that the world she steps in is far from reality and all things are fantasy or something doesn’t exist, she keeps her mind as realistic as possible. She doesn’t know how she came to be in that place where weirdness can describe a thing, but it doesn’t scare her. She faced a situation where she knows that her humaneness is the only thing that keeps her sane. That despite that she could never understand the thing happening around them, she still facet like she face a problem, head-on and gear-up. Even if she is in the fantasy world, her realistic views keep her motivated to finish something that was never hers to begin with. Now that’s what I call real woman. (I’m a feminist; I believe that a woman can do anything a man can do!)
Of course, every one of us watched the movie and I say I enjoyed it. It’s not every year Tim Burton can create a great movie. But what is cool is that Alice in Wonderland gives us, especially women, something we can fight for. Not brute or power but something a woman possesses as she is faced with a difficult situation.
It gives great pleasure that a movie directed by Tim Burton can hit the audience with great impact. Maybe it’s just me but what can I say about the movie. Like I said, “Two Thumbs Up!” of course, some would be disappointed and some would complain. I won’t! Alice in Wonderland teaches me more than just a movie itself. It teaches me that sometimes, a certain situation can happen wherever you are. That sometimes you have to face a problem head on. Even if you’re not Alice who went to the Wonderland and fight the queen, we can be Alice in our surreal world of impossibility.
Sometimes, it’s nice if we could read Lewiss Carrol’s Alice in wonderland so that we could simply enjoy the possibly of being a young girl in a fantasy world.