Monday, November 8, 2010

Read Me

#6- Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Suggested by Sweeneyville reader Nathan Sweeney

We met Nathan last summer on Facebook. He is a distant relative we never knew we had! Don't you just love Facebook?? He is Jacob's uncle's half-brother's son. He currently lives in Wichita, Kansas and works for the City's Leisure Services Department. His idea for the Blindfolded Cornfield 5k really put him on the map out there. He plans to visit us this Christmas and the kids are just dying to finally meet him! Well, that isn't exactly accurate. Of course, he is really one of my brothers-in-law. He is married to Linnley and they live in Salt Lake while they both finish school at the wretched, I mean, adequate University of Utah. My kids absolutely ADORE Nathan. Probably because he is way too nice and lets them torment him constantly every time he is here. He plays games with them, talks on skype with them- I am sure the kids would have to think for a minute if they ever had the choice to dump me and Jacob and go with Nathan and Linnley. He likes Xbox, soccer, and cookies- which certifies that he is a true Sweeney boy :)

Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Deductions: a little long, Mad Hatter's eyes constantly creeping me out, and what is the deal with the Queen's right hand man looking so animatronic?
Bonus Points: Surprisingly easy to follow for a Tim Burton movie, Alice's dresses were pretty amazing throughout the movie (except for the first one in real life- YUCK) and I'm ordering a pig ottoman online later today

Verdict: To be honest I am not really a fan of Tim Burton movies. They always get a little weird for me and make my brain hurt by the end. Having said that, this movie wasn't half bad. Having known the story of Alice and Wonderland was a huge help, because most things were immediately familiar to me, but it still had enough new stuff and quirks to keep it interesting. Johnny Depp was great as the Mad Hatter, and his futterwacken really was quite good. I had no idea that Anne Hathaway was in this movie! She was great but I really, really wanted to redo her lipstick every time I saw her on screen. The Queen of hearts looked and acted so downright bizarre but eventually I got used to it and kind of liked her character by the end. What a regrettably large head she has!

Okay, here is the real pic of Nathan and Linnley :)


Linnley Marie said...

We watched it again yesterday with Sean. It's good, but not the best movie. And I agree the Mad Hatters eyes are so creepy!!

Mags said...

Did you know part of Edward Scissorhands was filmed in Lakeland, also a Tim Burton film?