First off, let me just say that I am not a fan of Alice in Wonderland. I’ve tried to read the book a number of times, at different ages, and it just never…clicked with me. I never found a film adaptation that I really liked either. The only thing I like about Alice is the single quote about believing six impossible things before breakfast! (That, I adore!)
So when I first heard Tim Burton was making a film, I thought: “Well, I’ll see it. Probably on DVD. Because it’s Tim Burton.” And then, the pictures started to arrive – and oh good golly molly, they have giant mushrooms! In a garden with giraffe shrubbery!
I don’t know what it is about giant mushrooms, but I absolutely love the image. It’s so fairyland, so otherworldly. Everything is so super-saturated and lush – at this point I don’t care that it’s Alice. I’m prepared to love it anyway.
The Cheshire cat is spooky! He’s got a zipper mouth of teeth!