Malice in Wonderland

After the ultimately disappointing version of Alice by Tim Burton, and the near unanimous panning it received amongst the Auxiliary staff, perhaps it would be best if we recommended an alternative. The British Malice in Wonderland, out now on DVD if you can track down a copy and playing as of this weekend in some US theaters, is an energetic and dark romp through a twisted a unique underworld that is part dark fantasy and part British gangster film. Unique takes and reinterpretations of several of the classic characters of Alice in Wonderland abound here, packaged in that sort of grimy/cool wrapping that fans of early Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn crime flicks can easily relate too. Perhaps what we needed wasn’t an over commercialized pastiche laden film, but a total re-imagining of the source material to breath new life into the Lewis Carol fix that some of us need.

– Luke

Luke Copping
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