Tim Burton: My Hero

As many of you may know in March 2010 a new version of the Lewis Carroll’s story will be released in theaters.

Tim Burton has directed this film and I applaud him. How can you go wrong with an all-star cast like this one? The film includes such actors as Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Crispin Glover, Anne Hathaway, Christopher Lee, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, and Alan Rickman.

In this version, Alice Kingsley is a 19 year old girl who is unhappy with her socially privileged life. She stumbles back down the rabbit hole but does not remember ever being there before. The White Rabbit informs Alice that her mission is to overthrow the Queen. We follow Alice through her various endeavors in Wonderland. This movie will obviously have Tim Burton’s dark spin on it. Burton, know for such movies as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has taken the original and loved story of Alice and turned it into his idea of a Wonderland. I am interested to see how Burton changes this timeless classic into one of his twisted masterpieces.

One question that has plagued my mind is what will this movie be rated?

As far as I know the rating has not yet been released. I cannot make myself believe that Burton would be ignorant enough to make this film any higher than PG. Being PG-13 or above would limit his audience drastically. Yet, at the same time I had also hoped that it would be made PG-13 so that it could be a little more dark and twisted.

No matter what happens in this film I think I can say that it will be like nothing we have ever seen before. Tim Burton is, put simply, a genius.

All information from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107688/

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