I just got home from my free! advance screening (by three hours, I suppose) of Alice in Wonderland in IMAX! 3D. Now, it's been a while since I saw the old Alice in Wonderland and I don't think I've ever read the book but, and stop me if I'm wrong, the story of Alice in Wonderland isn't an action-adventure, right? It isn't a Lord of the Rings epic, correct? Because that's the direction Tim Burton takes this movie. Odd, odd, odd.
Anyway, this is definitely a 2 star movie, and only once did it make my skin crawl as much as that horrible Chocolate Factory movie. (the crawling occurred in the very last minutes of the film, it involved dancing, you'll know it when you see it). The movie was pretty much fine, enjoyable at times, confusing at others. Free was definitely a good deal.
Of course, I hated the 3D. Everything was so blurry and out of focus and sometimes I thought I saw them little squares that make up a non-HD tv. Do you know what I mean? At one point I honestly thought what we were seeing was what someone was watching on a video monitor (odd thing to be thinking, I know) but nope, that's just how the movie looked. The whole thing is dreary and the 3D doesn't help.
I did like the animal supported furniture throughout the Red Queen's castle, even if it was nearly too dark to notice the birds (or bats? it was so dark!) keeping up the chandelier.
But the highlight of the night? Probably that we got to see the new Tron movie trailer with it! It was cool, I was surprised that the audience wasn't cheering, I felt like cheering, but I also felt very "Wait, what was that?" Everything was a lot shinier and reflectiver than in the original. That's the main thing I took away. That and the Tron people, you could see their hair. The IMAX screen was too big and the 3D (again) too blurry for my brain to take it all in. I look forward to it popping up at apple soon.