Alice (Not Rated)
Starring: Caterina Scorsone, Andrew Lee Potts, Matt Frewer, Kathy Bates, Harry Dean Stanton, and Tim Curry
Directed by: Nick Willing
Synopsis: Alice Hamilton (Caterina Scorsone), a fiercely independent twenty-something, suddenly finds herself on the other side of a looking-glass. She is a stranger in an outlandish city of twisted towers and casinos built out of playing cards, all under the rule of the deliciously devilish Queen of Hearts (Kathy Bates). With the Queen hot on her trail, Alice isn’t certain which of the many characters on Wonderland she can trust to help her escape — and maintain a level head.
My Thoughts: This was originally a mini-series on SyFy, but you can buy it on DVD as a “movie”. It’s a modern twist version of Alice in Wonderland. It’s not my favorite in the fairy tale world, but this movie could definitely change that. Caterina Scorsone’s version of Alice was smart, tough and a true role model. She would’ve been better if she’d shown some more emotion, but no movie is perfect. Andrew Lee Potts as the Mad Hatter was amazing and uniquely believable. He brought something new to an iconic role and his portrayal was mesmerizing. Kathy Bates as the Queen of Hearts was fabulously evil and you will definitely love to hate her. The whole movie hoping for a sequel and I’m not usually a fan of sequels. I would recommend seeing this SyFy mini-series, even if you don’t normally like SyFy’s programming.
4 out of 5 Popcorn Buckets
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