UK Trailer for Tim Burton’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND

     December 16, 2009


A new UK trailer for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland has just premiered and other than the intro, it’s mostly identical to the US trailer Disney released earlier today.  However we do learn from this one is that Alice (Mia Wasikowska) escapes to Wonderland this second time to flee a marriage proposal, which leads me to believe there may be some slice-of-life element woven into the fantasy war epic.  Once in Wonderland, Alice plans to end the reign of the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter).  The film co-stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and the voice talents of Stephen Fry, Crispin Glover, Michael Sheen, and Alan Rickman among others.

I’m a huge fan of Burton’s aesthetic, but the more and more footage we see of the actual film, the more I worry for it.  Here we get a feel for the hand-to-hand combat, which, cool though it is, reminds me of Narnia or The Lord of the Rings.  This isn’t a bad take, per se, it’s just not exactly what I expect when I go to visit Wonderland, and I don’t think I’m alone.

Judge for yourself after the jump.  Alice in Wonderland hits theaters on March 5, 2010.

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