Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

All-new 3-D Alice story is trippy and intense.

PG 2010 109 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 99 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 205 reviews

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age 13+

Fun but dark.

I’m not really a fan of Tim Burton movies. I know the magic of them is that they’re unique and supposed to be weird. But I guess I’m just not a fan of that genre. If you ignore the weird CGI and animation in this film, it is pretty good, the characters are fun and it pays off well. However I I wouldn’t say this is for kids really, maybe the animated version, but not this. It has a lot of non childish themes and quite graphic images, especially in the red queens castle scenes. However, it sends a nice message, and the climax is definitely the best and pays off. I would say kids can watch it but maybe not alone and if they’re easily sacred, however I wouldn’t say any aspects are scary as such, just more tense.

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Too much violence
age 9+

Absolutely brilliant

This movie can be very haunting at first and could scare younger viewers which is why I recommended it 9+. Also a bit too much violence towards something aimed at a whole family, but it isn't all the way through as such luckily. Despite it's heavy amount of dark theming and violence it does not deserve the criticism it has gotten. This is the dark and gritty side of the original Alice in Wonderland. The world isn't always bright and colourful with happy go lucky characters around. This is what Wonderland or well "Underland" would actually be like. Alice is the perfect role model in this, she is an adult defying what her family wants for her, she wants to be herself and break out of the shell she has been placed in. I don't think anyone would want to be in an arranged marriage, especially one like hers. She follows her dreams of becoming like her father and figuring out what she really wants in life, which I personally believe is great.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence

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