I usually do not like reading reviews before watching a movie but I do read some reviews before watching the internationally appreciated movies.This time I heard the reviews from my friends who said what their friends say “Alice in Wonderland” got 4.5 rating.
Alice in Wonderland(2010)
I went to the movie with my one of my old office friend.She is a Delhite and didn’t meet her for a long time since she left Chennai.I met her yesterday and went for a movie “ALICE IN WONDERLAND”.The movie is surely entertaining and doesn’t really drags things around except in the end(but that was only a little bit).The movie backdrop has been amazingly faithful to the book “Alice in Wonderland” except the story. The movie however is successful in maintaining the same genre as intended by Lewis Caroll.The movie story is a sequel to the original story.Somehow I felt the Prequel for this movie would be awesome.
Here’s my ratings for the movie:
Visual Treat : 3.5/5 The graphic work of the movie is definitely good but not the best.After seeing ‘Avatar’.
Storyline : Could have made a Prequel for the movie before making this movie,so 2 out of 5.
Entertaining the Audience : The theatre was full of kids.Seemed like the whole class of some kindergarden had come to watch the movie.There was a birthday party during the interval.The kids were awesome and they were really enjoying the Dragon Wackeloquee’s defeat in the hands of Alice and Mad Hatter’s (Johny Depp) dance in the end.So 4.5/5
Best scenes in the movie: I always believe there is something good to be learnt from every movie.I am always on the lookout for such scenes in every movie I watch .In this movie when the MAD HATTER asks Alice “Am I going mad” Alice says “Every best people in the world are”.It really touched me.The following is the last scene in the movie after the slaying of the Dragon of Wackaloguee (sorry abt the spelling) which everyone in the theatre enjoyed including me.
Alice in Wonderland is an amazing classic indeed which continues to entrall the kids over different generations.
I have been sick for the past few weeks.Apart from the medical prescriptions the other tonic that helps me to come out of my past and sometimes also from my own spiral of negative thoughts is the musical website , modern wonder in the internet world …last.fm
I recommend last.fm .Believe me, music really cures everything.
Modern Marvels in the Virtual world
It’s not only music.It’s also the huge amount of information surrounding the music that keeps you immersed in trance while listening at the same time keep your working without worrying about anything.With profiling , the site keeps track of which category of music we have loved or favourited and hence similar genre is played to us when we listen to RECOMMENDED radio.I love this Recommendations feature of the site.Ofcourse,only 30 tracks are free and after that the site asks you to pay 3 dollars per month.I bet you , you will fall in love with the site after 30 tracks 🙂
Last week I got to see two movies in a row.Singh is King and Mummy 3.None of them were good but when compared between these two movies Mummy 3 was far better than the former.I was wondering why the audience in the theater were laughing at Akshay’s cranky smile and jumps (like a monkey).Javed Jaffrey’s blind comedy , Snoop dog’s remix song and Neha Dhupia’s bouncing assets were of some consolation in the end, otherwise the film in overall has all the makes of a flop.But still the movie claims to have collected over 30 crores in the opening week when compared to “Om Shanti Om” which had only 25 crores in the opening week.
The reason is not the quality of the movie nor Akhshay’s acting…it’s Time when the movies got released.Om Shanti Om released somewhere in the December which had a lot of festivals.Now When the “Singh …” got released there are no festivals which is why people out of boredom are flocking to the theatres and find Singh is King as a better option after being disappointed by not getting the tickets for “The Dark Knight”.
For me “Singh is not the King”…..it’s just fluke , luck