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Malice in Wonderland (2009)

R  |   |  Fantasy  |  30 December 2010 (South Korea)
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A modern take on the classic fairytale, Alice in Wonderland, set in the North East of England.

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An American law student in London. Knocked down by a black cab, she wakes with amnesia in a world that's a million miles from home - Wonderland. We follow her adventures as she's dragged through an underworld filled with twisted individuals and the lowest low-lifers, by the enigmatic cab driver, Whitey. She needs to find out who she is, where she's from and use what wits she has left to get back home in one piece. As her journey progresses she discovers nothing is what it seems, realizes that fate and life are terminally entwined, and finds true love lurking in the unlikeliest place. Written by Anonymous

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Guns, gangsters, pimps & prostitutes. Wonderland just got dirtier. See more »

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Rated R for language, some sexual content, drug use and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Malice in Sunderland  »

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Quotes

Caterpillar: Watchya lookin' for?
Alice: Uh, a pick me up...?
Caterpillar: 5-3-5 and 2-6 and 1. Lucky eyes here now. Before delivery is done.
Alice: What? Mister...?
Caterpillar: Trapped, Mister. See this eye? I'm no pillar, I'm a cat. Post man chiller is where I'm at.
[Snickers]
Alice: [Sirens go off as police approach] I think it's the police.
[Alice get's pulled into the car]
Alice: What are you doing?
Caterpillar: Saving your ass from the SPG. Them mothers will lock you down and trow away the key.
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Bring Back Her Head
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A Visual Treat
26 August 2010 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Though the film may lack a bit of depth, Malice in Wonderland is a visual treat that any fan of cinema or the Lewis Carroll stories can enjoy. Similar to Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, Malice in Wonderland is a modern day take on the Alice and Wonderland story that begins with a young blonde girl running from henchmen who is suddenly hit by a cab driven by a snarky but charming man named "Whitey" (the white rabbit) causing her to lose her memory. In a rush, Whitey throws her in his cab and takes her through a long tunnel (the rabbit hole) into his world of gangsters, neon lights, and house music. The entire film revolves around this woman trying to figure out who she is, where she is, and where she needs to be. Along the way meeting a handful of interesting characters: the caterpillar, the mad hatter, the queen, etc. The characters are a bit subtle and usually not formally introduced so a quick peak at the trailer will give you a good idea of who is who if you need it. I found myself extremely entertained throughout the entire film. Visually, this movie is fun and beautiful. It's pretty well acted, especially for a low budget film. The pacing is fast and keeps you interested. Though the ending was a bit of a disappointment (I wont spoil anything) and the story overall lacked a bit of depth, compared to other Alice book to film adaptations this is definitely my favorite (and I've seen almost all of them except Tim Burton's). Definitely worth a watch! Go see it!


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