The New York Times has a piece on Tim Burton's new film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. It is fascinating, yet makes me more convicted that this is not going to be good.
Take this quote, early in the piece:
“I’ve seen mostly everything, but there’s never been a version for me that particularly works, that I especially like or that blows me away,” he said this month in a telephone interview from Los Angeles. “It always ends up seeming like a clueless little girl wandering around with a bunch of weirdos. And the fact that there was no one definitive version was helpful. It’s not like the Disney cartoon was the greatest. So I didn’t feel that pressure to match or surpass.”No one definitive version? Oh yeah, except for the original story.