Posts Tagged ‘John Tenniel’

Have you any idea why a raven is like a writing desk?” And with this non-sequitur we get a pretty good idea just how mad the Mad Hatter is! And Johnny Depp is the PERFECT  Mad Hatter.  After all we are talking about a superbly talented actor who has so convincingly portrayed such characters as Edward Scissorhands, Captain Jack Sparrow, Ed Wood, Ichabod Crane and Willie Wonka. In my opinion his star quality stole the scene whenever he was on screen in Alice in Wonderland. Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Mia Wasikowska were all very good in their roles but Johnny commands the screen.

I recommend seeing Alice in Wonderland but then again this is coming from a woman who owns 32 copies of Alice in Wonderland.  But you already knew I was a collector! – just in case you wonder what the category Peter Coddles is…that’s my collecting, and the name of a turn of the century parlor game.   Most of  the editions bear the original  John Tenniel illustrations.  I even have two copies in Spanish that I found in Argentina.

Would you like some tea?

But back to the movie, the 3-D effects are very good, however when the cards were running I thought they looked like runaway lobsters.  Put on your 3-D glasses and enjoy.  And by the way, this is NOT a kid’s movie – Off with their heads!

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