Alice in Wonderland (1951)

For the first 35 years of my life I had managed to avoid Alice in Wonderland. There is some crazy creatures in the woods of Wonderland that anyone who isn’t stoned probably wouldn’t enjoy this movie. Hailed as a cult classic and one of the finest movies Disney released forever ago, it is considered a gem ahead of its time. I am really confused with that statement because what is so special about it? One guy’s imagination with some creepy characters definitely wasn’t what someone would have expected in 1951. Sure if you read the book you could have had some appreciation for the work, but to see these characters come to life with a pen stroke must have been something else. Of course the Mad Hatter would go on and give Johnny Deep a memorable character to play but that’s still about 50 years away. There are many stories of children going off into magical lands and having adventures. Alice may be a sweet innocent girl in real life, but when she gets lost in Wonderland, she seems to be a handful and lets her curiosity get the best of her. Sadly, we can group Alice with Peter and safely say I don’t enjoy the adventures into their respective worlds. 2/10

3 thoughts on “Alice in Wonderland (1951)

  1. Well here we’re gonna disagree since I LOVE this film! I think the sheer wackiness and madness of it is what charms us so. It just gives a lot to your brain to think about and you don’t need to think about logic or anything for it.

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