FANS of Tim Burton s gothic fantasties will likely purr and roll on to their backs like the Cheshire Cat when they see Alice in Wonderland. Lovers of Lewis Carroll s novels will be tickled. Children may be blown away by the film s beautiful rush. The res


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FANS of Tim Burton's gothic fantasties will likely purr and roll on to their backs like the Cheshire Cat when they see Alice in Wonderland.

Lovers of Lewis Carroll's novels will be tickled. Children may be blown away by the film's beautiful rush. The rest of us will be underwhelmed.

In this 3D cross between a remake and a sequel, a 19-year old Alice falls down the rabbit hole to return to the magical world from her childhood.

With the help of eccentric characters including the Caterpillar, the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter, Alice has to face up to her destiny by fighting the Jabberwocky.

The film looks good but is in too much of a rush to build up an atmosphere.

The 3D effects work well but, unlike Avatar, there are times when flying teacups seem like a gimmick.

Tim Burton's wife, Helena Bonham Carter steals the show as the Red Queen.

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MAX EVANS

STARS 3/5