I posted about this film way back in the summer and then I read the books for the first time at the end of the summer so i've been looking forward to this ever since I found out it was going to be made =)
I read quite a few reviews before I went and there was a mixed feeling towards the film. However I thought it was great!! It's based more on the second book through the looking glass, and the story line and characters are very toned down compared to the book, with a lot of 'adapting' but still it made a great film and the interpretation was great if somewhat commercialised.
The scenery and costumes were amazing, the characters were good and, I thought, well played. The best thing about the film was how funny it was - I wasn't expecting it to be funny and I laughed all the way through especially at the hare and tweedledum and tweedledee! There was just the right amount of crazy randomness from the original to make it quirky.
We went to see it in Imax 3D which was super - after Avatar now I think when I go to normal cinema it's going to be a big fat let down! It really felt like you were falling down the rabbit hole and running through the enchanted forest with Alice!