Alice In Wonderland

Back during Comic Con we saw the first teaser for Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland, which will be released in 3D in March 2010. It showed off the expected stuff: Burton’s warped landscapes and character designs and a bit of the basic story structure that most audiences are familiar with anyway. Now there’s  a second teaser. It has a bit of new footage (a really small bit) but is generally just a remix of the first. Catch it after the break.

Spike premiered this teaser as part of the Scream Awards (which also brought us a new Shutter Island trailer) but Disney doesn’t seem to have put much work into this one. There’s a new shot of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and a couple of other new one-second shots, but somehow this teaser actually seems to show off less of Wonderland than we saw in the first version over the summer.

I really want to see more, because currently Alice in Wonderland is neck and neck with A Christmas Carol in competition to decide which is the film I’m least interested in seeing in the next six months. There’s nothing here that looks to me like it captures the spirit of Lewis Carroll‘s story. I’m curious to see Mia Wasikowska, but that’s about it. All the major character designs that have been revealed so far couldn’t be more of a turn-off.

I’d been afraid when this project was first announced that Burton’s take on Alice would be way too self-indulgently kooky, and that seems to be the case. Which is too bad, as Burton had just won me back into his camp with Sweeney Todd, which was far better than I ever would have expected. Maybe this one will go the same way, but right now I’m not willing to be on it.


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