Imagination and insanity are the two key components of director Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland
, a fast-paced, visually striking take on Lewis Carroll’s beloved children’s story. Combining elements of both Alice in Wonderland
and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass
, to create something completely original yet oddly familiar, Burton and screenwriter Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast
, The Lion King
) create a story that can be considered as much a sequel to Alice’s adventures as a re-imagining of them. By placing the film in a different context than Carroll’s stories, however, Burton and Woolverton manage to make their Alice...