All the best people, even the critics, are a little bit mad. I'm not a huge fan of all the criticism given to Tim Burton's awesome reimagining/sequel of one of my favorite books of all time. And indeed, those expecting a straight adaption of Lewis Carroll's novel will be disappointed, as will those expecting an Avatar-scale epic. But, if you're into Tim Burton or Johnny Depp...you absolutely have to see this. No joke. Anyways, this entire spectacle takes place 13 years after the events of the book. Alice is now a young woman about to propose to a man (against her will). However, Alice sees the White Rabbit, goes down the rabbit hole, and goes into Wonderland...but it's not the same. The Red Queen (played brilliantly by Helena Bonham "Off With Her Head" Carter) basically controls all of Wonderland now, and it's up to Alice and all her old friends (the Cheshire Cat [STEPHEN FRY, WOO!], Tweedledee and Tweedledum [TWO MATT LUCASES?], the hookah-smoking caterpillar [YES, IT'S ALAN RICKMAN], the dormouse [THE GIRL FROM THE DOCTOR WHO SPINOFF], and Bayard the bloodhound [TIMOTHY SPALL, WOO!]) to find out her true destiny: slay the Jabberwocky. In terms of content, this film is right at Star Wars levels in the PG spectrum. There's some stylized violence and gore, including a beginning skirmish between Alice and the Bandersnatch (causing Alice to get three scratches on her arm, which get worse and then better), an eye gouging (not graphic), a moat full of blood (and disembodied heads, of course, since it's the Red Queen we're talking about here), some disgusting ingredients in a potion, and a beheading (again, not graphic, and it involves an animal). The word "bloody" is used a few times. Finally, you do notice that it's rated PG for "a smoking caterpillar", right? It's just a hookah, and it's only used in a few scenes. Overall, Tim Burton's latest film is simply a wonder to behold, and I would be happy to go to either Pandora or Wonderland if the 3D worlds imagined by James Cameron and Tim Burton were real. Don't listen to the critics' bad reviews. Just see it.