Quality of Character
Alice is a snooty brat. Seriously. I watched this movie recently for the first time since I was a kid and I could NOT believe how much CRYING she does. Heck, she floods Wonderland with her tears. She’s not particularly clever or nice, either, following the White Rabbit that she doesn't know down a darn rabbit hole. Now you all can jump to her defense, talking about how it's a dream/metaphor, but I will testify to the fact that as a child, I didn't get that part at all.
Overall Film Quality
Like Hunchback, I just cannot fathom why Disney wanted to take this largely incoherent series of random events and try to turn it into Fear and Loathing for the under-aged. There are some fun supporting characters, but trying to look for a good message or even a plot in this film will having you wishing for your ice pick lobotomy.
N/A, neutral score awarded
There are some decent fun creatures that make appearances in this film, but they don’t stay around long enough to save Alice's score. Queen of Hearts is a CRAZY fun villain, but she’s only in the film for a few minutes. The same goes for the Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar, Tweedle Dee & Dum, and the Mad Hatter.
There are a lot of cute, fun little songs (Very Merry Unbirthday, Painting the Roses Red) but they are more like musical interludes than fully-realized songs.
It’s a pretty simple dress with an apron and a sassy headband. It’s cute, feminine, covers everything, but it doesn’t even sparkle. The good news is, if your kid wants to dress up as Alice, it's a reasonably simple project to assemble on your own.
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