First 'Alice in Wonderland' Clip Hits the Internet; Let the Freakout Begin! (VIDEO)

First 'Alice in Wonderland' Clip Hits the Internet; Let the Freakout Begin! (VIDEO)-photo

March 5 is a very important date for Tim Burton buffs, as it marks the release of the twisted director's take on the classic Alice in Wonderland. And to help whet your whistle for the big day, here's the first clip to be released from the film, featuring Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, encountering Mia Wasikowska's oversized Alice.

A little bit of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter would have been nice, but all in due time, we suppose...

Check out the clip and sound off in the comments section: Do you think Burton can pull off Alice in Wonderland, or do we have another Planet of the Apes on our hands?

 

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  • patrinac
    patrinac

    I'm not too sure what to think of that movie. I'm waiting for the reviews! (and agree... they should focus on Alice, not Depp!)

  • Mjx
    Mjx

    I'm sure it's fine for people who never read Lewis Carroll's books. I like Tim Burton's work, but this is only very loosely based on Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass (I grew up with both and know them really well), and it makes no sense to call it 'Alice in Wonderland', which is a specific story. The effect is pretentious, rather than original. It's a pity, really, because by insisting on using this title, Burton kind of kicked himself in the balls; if he'd used a title that merely referenced the Alice books, the movie would be widely appreciated on its own merits. With this title, however, plenty of people who know Lewis Carroll's work are instead finding it a disappointment, and wondering why someone with his imagination couldn't come up with a title that didn't set up half the potential audience for disappointment with what he's done.

  • Excited!!
    Excited!!

    OH MY GOD! the preview looks awesome. By the way, I love how they made the red queen look. Makes her looks especially over the top and crazy. :D

  • F.
    F.

    Don't you think we've already had quite a lot of Depp in all the other TV spots and trailers? It's good they're finally letting Alice speak, she's like, only the main character! Fully agree, seriously, I understand that Depp&Burton are like a team (an EPIC team) I love them. But seriously, in all the trailers, all we heard by Mia Wasikowska's character, Alice is well, ''Impossible!''. Come on, it's 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND!' Anyway, being a huge Tim Burton fan, I just can't wait for the movie.

  • Dylan Addams
    Dylan Addams

    I agree. There's been so much Depp. Don't get me wrong, i am very excited for his character and cannot wait to see his take on the Mad Hatter, however, i think this clip is the best thing they could have given us. Mainly because the movie is called ALICE in Wonderland, not MAD HATTER in Wonderland. Also because its a chance to let other characters have their moment in the spotlight to persuade us to see the movie for them. For example, I almost forgot about the White Rabbit, and seeing this reminded me of him, and now I'm interested in seeing his other scenes. This also applies to other characters especially the Red Queen. Also, this clip gives us a completely different look on the movie. The other trailers, which unfortunately were just recycled material from other trailers, gave us all the same worn down and barren image of Wonderland. This clip shows blue skies and bright environments that make the scene look much different and fresh than the same forest and mushroom images we've seen. thanks to Disney and Burton for giving us this clip first.it was a very, very smart choice.

  • rs
    rs

    Don't you think we've already had quite a lot of Depp in all the other TV spots and trailers? It's good they're finally letting Alice speak, she's like, only the main character!

  • kopns
    kopns

    The proper question would be, " or do we have another Charlie and The Chocolate Factory on our hands?" That was quite terrible. I think Tim relies too much on modern technology to make his movies good. In his earlier works, he had to be much more creative with making characters and props, rather than just relying on CGI. However, seeing as how this is mostly CGI already, perhaps he'll succeed? I really hope this film is good, but after his most recent films, I will go with lowered expectations. Hopefully I will be surprised!