Changes in children’s books is something that upsets familiar mass. But when it comes to film, which is the freedom of another. On the big screen, there is a long tradition of “free-for …” or “inspired by …”. Disney has built its entire brand around the idea and thus become part of an oral tradition where a story plastered all after the passage of time. When in 1951 took on Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”, as in a book came out in 1865, chiseled it into figures – Hatter became mad and Queen of Hearts meaner than ever. 60 years later, in Disney’s first feature film after the book, it was Alice who had changed the most. She was no longer a little girl but a young woman who fell down in Wonderland when she fled her wedding. Once in place, she pulled on the knight’s armor and slaying a dragon so heroically that you almost forgot about the fact that Tim Burton never done a film with a woman in the lead role.
Even in this sequel directed by James Bobin (even if the producer Burton’s name is most prominent on the poster) violates Mia Wasikowskas Alice against gender stereotypes, in a way that she is not around in the book of the same name. But so is the title also the only the similarity between them.
We are thrown into in a story from the beginning most feels like a sequel to “Master and commander – beyond the end of the world “. Alice is the captain of his father’s schooner, a fearless Pippi on the Seven Seas that soars to the mast – 900,000 liters of water was spent to stage the storm, she and her men struggling against. Once in port, she of her old suitors know that it is not appropriate that a woman’s explorers and this time she falls head over heels in Wonderland, now through a mirror. She reunited with all of his friends, many of them in the “Back to the Future 2″ -like meta scenes and the first half hour, except for the beginning where the ship is absolutely lovely. It Trillas through secret doors, there ordvrängs at best nonsense poetry style, and see which pops Helena Bonham Carter entertaining Queen of hearts again, and Johnny Depp stars as Edward Scissorhands / Sweeney Todd / Willy Wonka / Hatter just the same as always.
But about the same time as we become acquainted with the new figure time, played by Sacha Baron Cohen, the ingredients begin to be a bit too many. Alice finds its way into his home, a building whose architecture heavily inspired by Saruman’s castle in “The Lord of the Rings” and First Orders clubhouse in the latest “Star Wars” movie. With a bunch of Transformers heels put her hands on a golden bullet, not unlike the one Harry Potter chasing the Quidditch pitch, which allows her to travel back in time to put things right. Here and there spins her around to the point that the entire Wonderland is on track to fall apart until we reach the end, which in many ways is like the one in “Frost”.
“You can not change history, but you can learn from it, “is a message we must ourselves to life repeatedly. The filmmakers live unfortunately in no way up to his mantra, but invite to a bluescreenbonanza that is as lengthy as any final scene from one of the “hobbit” -rullarna.