I find it interesting that through all of this discussion on Alice in Wonderland remakes and perspectives, we haven't talked about the recent movie Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp. I think this newer movie brings up a lot of questions abourt Alice's perspective because they put Alice back in Wonderland when she is around the same age we are now (probably around ten years older than the original Alice). This being the third time she goes, she does not remember the the first two times whatsoever. I think this would be an excellent example on perspective because now that she has fully matured, it seems that society has drilled in her head that this kind of imagination is wrong. Much like as we grow older, at a certain point Gary the imaginary friend becomes creepy and our parents start to tell us he was never there in the first place. Even in the Trailer , you can see certain aspects of Alice's time in Wonderland when she was 7, like the tea party and shrinking in size. Does maturity, or even society, force us as individuals to change our perspective in order to make our world make sense?

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  1. Unknown User (kmf20)

    Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland has been one of my favorite movies since it hit theaters in 2010. However, I couldn't compare it to the original by Lewis Carroll because I had never read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. After reading it for this class, I found that I am able to appreciate both. I loved the book because it really brought me back to the world of childhood, as we see the story through the eyes of a child. I still believe that Tim Burton's version, while very different from the original, is a fantastic version in itself. I really think this film creates a new world in which we can relate to more-so than the original, since Alice is nineteen: around the same age as many of us here are now.  In Carroll's version, Alice is a little girl, and the crazy world of Wonderland is fine for a child to be fascinated with. However, a nineteen-year old Alice going to a magical world is a bit more eccentric. Adults do not partake in magical worlds, for the most part. In fact, many adults would consider it childish and unrealistic. I think that's why the movie fascinated me so much, because not only is it about a girl's adventures in a different world, but it also deals with female assertion, which makes it very interesting especially to people our age. Therefore, I wholeheartedly agree that sometimes maturity does make us change our perspectives so that the world makes sense- simply because it is expected of adults. That is why Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland is so fascinating, because it goes against this idea.

    1. Unknown User (ncs3)

      I agree that Alice in Wonderlands movie with Johnny Depp is more creative to there society compared to the old film. I never liked Alice in Wonderland until the recent movie came out. And what had brought my eyes were the different colors and texture of the characters. It was different from other movies. The colors of the character and the society was either gloomy or nice and bright. The color effects caught my eyes. The fact that this recent movie is different from the old ones is her age. I mean it's great to have an older version of her playing because you can sense a new way to judge the movie or see how it's played differently. I, myself like Johnny Depps movie than Lewis Carrolls version.