When their eldest brother dies, Peter and Alice seek to save their parents from despair until they are forced to choose between home and imagination, setting the stage for their iconic journeys into Wonderland and Neverland.
Eight-year-old Alice (Keira Chansa), her mischievous brother Peter (Jordan A. Nash) and their brilliant older sibling David (Reece Yates) let their imaginations run wild one blissful summer in the English countryside. Encouraged by their parents Jack and Rose (David Oyelowo and Angelina Jolie), the kids' make-believe tea parties, sword fights and pirate ship adventures come to an abrupt end when tragedy strikes. Peter, eager to prove himself a hero to his grief-stricken and financially-struggling parents, journeys with Alice to London, where they try to sell a treasured heirloom to the sinister pawnshop owner known as C.J. (David Gyasi). Returning home, Alice seeks temporary refuge in a wondrous rabbit hole while Peter permanently escapes reality by entering a magical realm as leader of the "Lost Boys."
As in the original novel, the Mad Hatter's riddle, "How is a raven like a writing desk," has no answer. In later years, Lewis Carroll (grudgingly) provided an answer: "because the notes for which they are noted are not noted for being musical notes." Another popular answer is "because [Edgar Allan] Poe wrote on both." See more »
I was so excited about this movie and I was sure I'd love it but it just did not deliver, unfortunately. The scenes were very long, with the camera focusing on actors for an akwardly long time and not just a couple of times, which was strange. There were a few moments in which it seemed that it was going to get exciting and I just found myself waiting until the end. Many actors were just not as talented as the other actors and seemed to try too hard- Peter's grandfather was overly silly and the uncle's character was just off- Just did not seem natural or in sync with the great actors in this movie. Also, the storyline seemed to be a all over the place. I will say, Alice and Peter did a great job and the ending scence was a nice touch. Overall I think the biggest con for me was the very long takes. Much more exciting scenes could've have been added if certain scenes were shortened.
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