Tim Burton has taken the sinister whimsy of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and, judging from the preview, dragged it through hell by way of Nam and Jefferson Airplane. Analyze with us...if you dare:

Go Ask Alice: An Analysis Of Tim Burton's Trailer

"There is a place like no other," says the voiceover, which is obviously Johnny Depp, even if you hadn't seen a hundred posters or didn't know that he's in every single Tim Burton film in a futile effort to not be considered incredibly handsome. By the way, I beg to differ: the underbrush of my parents' backyard looks a lot like this. Minus Puggsley Addams.


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Go Ask Alice: An Analysis Of Tim Burton's Trailer

"Some say to survive it...you need to be as mad as a hatter!" No, actually, no one says that. Certainly not Lewis Carroll. That said, the Cheshire Cat face looks awesome.


Go Ask Alice: An Analysis Of Tim Burton's Trailer

"...which luckily, I am!" Heeeere's Johnny! With full-on smokey eye.


Go Ask Alice: An Analysis Of Tim Burton's Trailer

Alice, by the way, looks super disheveled and underdressed. No pinafores here!


Go Ask Alice: An Analysis Of Tim Burton's Trailer

This is just really cute.


Go Ask Alice: An Analysis Of Tim Burton's Trailer

This surly, Scottish March Hare gives me hope that the film preserves some of the story's just inherent, British weirdness.


Go Ask Alice: An Analysis Of Tim Burton's Trailer

Helena Bonham Carter's Red Queen is the apex of the continued quest to make a stunning woman grotesque that seems to be the goal of her ongoing collaboration with Burton. (That and their kids, that is.)


Go Ask Alice: An Analysis Of Tim Burton's Trailer

At this point, it appears to become an action movie. We hear the Mad Hatter say intensely, "help us make the world right again!" Seriously? I really think he just wanted to entertain some little girls on whom he may or may not have had a really unnatural fixation.


Go Ask Alice: An Analysis Of Tim Burton's Trailer

The battle scenes look intense.


Go Ask Alice: An Analysis Of Tim Burton's Trailer

And Anne Hathaway looks like Draco Malfoy's father and talks like Galadriel.


Go Ask Alice: An Analysis Of Tim Burton's Trailer

Also? I don't remember the Mad Hatter going all action hero on us. But what do I know?


Go Ask Alice: An Analysis Of Tim Burton's Trailer




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