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Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

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Storyline

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called "Underland," she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason--to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Rated PG for fantasy action/violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar | See all certifications »

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$200,000,000 (estimated)

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£10,555,220 (UK) (5 March 2010)

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$334,185,206 (USA) (2 July 2010)
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Trivia

Helena Bonham Carter's Red Queen is a combination of two characters from the books. The Red Queen from Through the Looking Glass is a chess piece who competes with the White Queen. The Queen of Hearts from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a playing-card with anger management issues, decapitation mania, and fondness for flamingo-and-hedgehog croquet. Thus, while the White Queen's army is chess-themed, the Red Queen's army is playing-card themed. See more »

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While looking at the scroll, the Red Queen says she would recognize Alice anywhere by looking at her hair. Yet when Alice is in her castle under the name Um, why doesn't the Queen realize it's her? It is entirely within the Queen's character to claim she would recognize Alice, and then later not actually do so. She also believes that all of her court members have overly large features when the rest of the characters know they are fakes. There are multiple evidences throughout the movie that the Queen is easily deceived. See more »

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[first lines]
Lord Ascot: Charles, you have lost your senses? This picture is impossible.
Charles Kingsleigh: Precisely. Gentlemen, the only way to achieve the impossible, is to believe it's possible.
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The beginning credits are seen to be flying through a city. The 3D version makes this twice as amazing. See more »

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Referenced in The Witches of Oz: Episode dated 6 July 2011 (2011) See more »

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Music by Matthew Cruft
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some stunning visuals, clumsy writing
5 March 2010 | by (Austin, TX, United States) – See all my reviews

It is still worth the high price of the 3-D admission to see some of the amazing animation and design, but the writing is extremely boring and clumsy, and the performances cannot save it. Too many liberties were taken with the originals here, and in no way improve upon them, it only barely resembles either of Carroll's books in theme and some specific scenes. There are some "Disney moments" that literally set off a gag reflex as well.

The animation is quite stunning and wonderful though, as is the costuming and set design (in so much as there were sets and not just green screens, I'm sure SOME actual props were used). There are some clever elements that owe only to good visual design and direction I'm sure, as the only other clever bits in the dialogue were the parts directly lifted from the originals.


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