Alice in Wonderland & Through the looking glass

This week’s essay for my online course is on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the looking glass : “One can’t help growing older.” Growing up is hard. As a child one can consider themselves the center of the universe. Parents will care for their infants, keep them safe, clean up after them. As their […]

Alice in Wonderland

Ever since I saw the trailer for this with the wonderful character design I wanted to see it. Plus, Wonderland as seen through Tim Burton’s eyes! And Johnny Depp! And the fact that it is 3D. Of course with all those positives there was always the chance for expectations being far too high and the film itself being a disappointment.

This isn’t really an adaptation of Carroll’s book, instead we have a 19 year old Alice, and all the characters in Wonderland, or the Underland, are wondering if she is the right Alice, especially as she doesn’t seem to remember being there before. They need Alice to be their champion and fight the jabberwock and so defeat the Red Queen. But if she isn’t the Real Alice can she do it?

Rated PG for fantasy action/violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar.

I have a dilemma. See I find it very hard to support Wales in rugby. But this weekend they are playing France. And I really want France to lose… I’m just so conflicted! Obviously we are going to win in Twickenham. I mean, that does without saying. Doesn’t it? As for Italy v Scotland. Again […]