Wonderland is the land to visit

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Cheif

Although many skeptics doubted it, “Alice in Wonderland” grossed $116.3 million in its opening weekend, making it another successful movie from gothic director Tim Burton. The film, which premiered on March 5th, ended up being a full blown-out phenomenon that attracted all ages.

“It’s going to be trippy,” sophomore Alejandra Castaldi said.

The film was sort of like a sequel to Disney’s version, where Alice returns as the nineteen-year-old heroine that has to save the world of Underland, not Wonderland at all. Along the way, all of the original characters are introduced with a little Tim Burton-twist.

“Tim Burton is a good director. Every one of his movies has a unique touch to it where you can’t pick one as the best,” sophomore Michelle Barringer said. “They’re all unique in their own way.”

The film features popular actors such as Mia Wasikowska as Alice Kingsleigh, Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, and Crispin Glover as Stayne, the Red Queen’s “loyal lover.”

The Red Queen and her Jabberwocky, a dragon-like gigantic creature that breathes electric fire, have destroyed the world of Underland. Now, it’s up to Alice to destroy the Jabberwocky and restore the crown to the White Queen. Almost everyone tries to help Alice, for she is the only one that can save Underland. If it’s not Alice slaying the evil creature, the Jabberwocky won’t die. She delivers the final blow quoting the Red Queen: “Of with your head!”

The film is filled with Danny Elfman’s scores, from the time Alice falls through the hole in the tree trunk, to the time she finally leaves her wonderland.

“Danny Elfman is the best composer,” sophomore Belinda Silva said.

Director Tim Burton has outdone himself again with this gothic take on a classic tale.