So (of course) I loved it.
I promise not to spoil anything story-wise, but if you like to be left in the dark before you see a movie then stop reading here...
As expected the movie was every ounce of eye-candy I had hoped for. Tim Burton's vision is just fabulous. One of my favorite aspects of the film are the various dresses Alice wears - especially the red number the queen gives her. AMAZING. belongs on a runway. Couldn't get over it. Still in awe. So much that I can't even write a complete sentence. Props to the costume designers!
While I'm hot and cold with Johnny Depp from movie to movie, he blew me away. His accent was perfectly bizarre. I will say I hated his dance, it was the one part of the film that seemed very out of place/unnecessary/made me want to shout STOP! Ok, I also wanted to shout stop when the Avril song came on for the credits. Boo to that decision. But loved Johnny.
Anne Hathaway did a great job - I liked her exaggerated swoopy, overly graceful (if that makes sense) movements. Helena Bonham Carter was awesome (as usual) and seemed to have a lot of fun with her role. Mia Wasikowska (Alice) was fine.
I'll be honest that the plot was ehhh. But I didn't go for the story, I went to soak in the amazing colors, set design, makeup, characters etc. that you expect from Tim Burton. So I didn't miss it, but I think that's why its getting some less than awesome reviews.
Overall I give it an M for marvelous. Have you seen it? Thoughts?!