The make-up, wardrobe, and size-changes alone (Alice is as big as a house, then small enough to fit inside of a teapot) will enchant kids of most ages. There is literally so much to see in the movie, that kids could watch the movie twenty times before all of the fine details were noted.
One of the most entertaining sights of the whole film is the “Fudderwupping” dances joyously performed by the Mad Hatter and Alice when each experiences victory. I can just picture my own children imitating those funky moves.
Beware, though; the stunning sights of the film also include dramatic be-headings, wayward eyeballs, and Jabberwocky blood, making it all quite intense for most younger viewers.
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is a great bet for a creative and stunning storytelling experience.
In a fantastical film that would have been complete even without a “moral,” the inspiring message to young people that they can make their own decisions, do what is right without fear, and make the impossible possible, is a great reason to love Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
Stirring message aside, I would recommend telling younger viewers about Tim Burton’s strong and bold Alice, but showing them Disney’s animated version of the film. For older kids and adults of all ages, rest assured Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is a treat for the eyes, a trip for the imagination, and far more than just an adaptation of a children’s classic.