I thought it was alright. I think I understand what Burton is attempting to do here. The stories by Lewis Carrol were not plot-driven and were basically just a series of events and shit happening that have no connection to anything and lack cohesive points. Tim Burton appears to be trying to take all these events and add a storyline to them. It works until the last act of the film when it basically, more or less, becomes an action film. The CGI here is pretty abundant, but a lot of it works. My favorite character is the Cheshire Cat. He feels like the most relate-able and sensible character. He is in this chaotic world, and instead of letting himself get overcome by the insanity of it he chooses to just have fun and be happy and I think that’s an admirable trait. Helena Bonham Carter steals the show here as the Red Queen, despite the fact that her character appears more based on the Queen of Hearts, and delivers the best and most engaging performance as well as the funniest and most lively. Johnny Depp is also very amusing as the Mad Hatter, although that dance that he did really sucked. Alan Rickman plays the smoking caterpillar as well as he can, though he isn’t given enough to do. The rabbits, the mouse, the dog, the jabberwocky, and the Bandersnatch were all wonderful. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum sucked. They weren’t visually interesting and they are basically in the film to be stupid and annoying. I didn’t like them at all. They really took away a lot from the film. At least in the Disney version they were fun to look at and had a lot of color and life to them. Here, they feel like they belong in some underground no-budget British play or something. Anne Hathaway was boring and lifeless and plays some chick who has snowflakes on her boobs for some reason. Last but not least is Mia Wasikowska’s performance as Alice. She does an okay job. Tim Burton’s approach to Alice is a lot different here. In most adaptations of Alice in Wonderland, Alice is very polite, astute, simpleminded, naive, and gentle-natured. Here, she’s very boyish. She acts surprisingly improper and crass and she seemed more curious, fierce, instinctive, and self-aware rather than scared like she normally is. Rather than going with the flow, this Alice thinks more for herself and catches on to shit quick. I’m not sure which version of Alice I prefer, but this one was certainly unique and a nice little experiment. I don’t see many children or adults being able to relate to her much, but whatever. It’s no big deal. Her best scenes are the framing scenes at the beginning and the end, the scenes that don’t take place in Wonderland. Overall it’s worth seeing, but I have some problems with it. If you’re a fan of the Lewis Carrol story, it’s worth a watch.