Tuesday, September 26, 2023

As a child, you saw this fantasy film a thousand times on TV, but no one can remember it. It’s one of the best versions of Alice in Wonderland and I want it to come back now

It was released in 1999 to give a new version of Alice in Wonderland

There are many versions of this Alice in Wonderland, the best known is Tim Burton’s or the Disney original from 1951. However, one was released in 1999 that, at least in my opinion, is the best of them all. I remember going crazy every time I saw it on a TV channel as it also reminded me a lot of The Never Ending Story, a movie I also love. This is very strange because although it was repeated millions of times during that time, it was not very well known because it premiered directly on television. However, it had a very good cast Miranda Richardson O Whoopi Goldberg.

We can say without a doubt that it is so one of the most faithful versions It is reminiscent of Lewis Carroll’s book, but also has many of its own details that enrich the story and a setting that, on many occasions, aside from the special effects, really makes you believe you are in Wonderland. I couldn’t find it anywhere, only on some services. Streaming from the United States, but I would like to preserve it in an accessible way so that I can see it again and you can get to know it if you don’t. Is unbelievable.

The story of Alice in Wonderland

But as I said lasts more than 2 hours This film was conceived as a television adaptation of the classic “Alice in Wonderland”, which even won 4 Emmy awards, especially for the setting and make-up.

So what we find is an extensive journey led by little Alice, who ends up in Wonderland and meets all sorts of very special characters along the way. What is interesting about this film? Well, even though it’s a dream journey, it represents it very well the need to grow On the girl’s side, many of these characters take the form of family members or acquaintances who represent her fears in the real world.

Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in Harry Potter, also appeared in the film

From the first moment, as I told you, the setting is spectacular and captivating. In this way we are completely immersed in an adventure believable fantasy which hardly uses any special effects, although it must be said that it is very striking. For example, the little cat has the face of Whoopi Goldberg and is a bit scary this version of the animal. But apart from this almost beautiful detail, many of the creatures in Wonderland are directly characterized by costumes or, for example, the scene in which Alice falls into the rabbit hole is showing its age quite well. Personally, I prefer Miranda Richardson’s performance as the Red Queen and her production, which is the most iconic.

This film really has it all. What I like most is that we can find a lot additional content which doesn’t appear in the most popular Disney version. For example, the scene with the huge bookstore, the medieval knight, the turtle, the crying baby… There are many worth knowing elements that complete the story and that we have not seen before. Furthermore, it’s also a very entertaining film overall, which even has a few musical moments here and there, although it’s not the most interesting.

I distinctly remember being immersed in the film for the entire duration of the film, without practically moving. Not only is the order of events that we know so far different, but there is also one frenetic and constant tempo at any time. On the other hand, it is very remarkable that there is an intention on the part of management to be a little innovative. That is, the film is not content with just presenting the story in an impressive setting, but it has a lot of personality through the lights, the dialogues, the photography… It is a product that, even after years, can still do it today perfectly and be seen with great dignity.

It’s a shame it’s not available anywhere! I’m sure a lot of kids in the ’90s also saw it on TV, and if not, it’s a great episode to watch as a family. I have no doubt that I would still enjoy it as much more than 20 years later as I did on the first day. And yes, I have a habit of watching the movies I like a thousand times but I would never get bored.

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