Welcome to a Brand New Wonderland
By Naiesha Thobe, Teen Scribe
October 23, 2011
while going on a
movie-watching binge with a few of my friends, was treated to the
wonder of a
brand new Wonderland. This TV miniseries, hosted by SyFy, proved to be
twist on the original adventure of a much beloved story.
is the SyFy remake of the ever
popular Alice in Wonderland. Knowing that the miniseries comes from the
channel, viewers have to be prepared for elements more strange than
original story has. Do not let this scare you - strange is exactly what
want when it comes to Wonderland, is it not?
in the original, we follow the
adventures of Alice through her adventures in Wonderland. This time
Alice is a twenty-something judo master with a mission that goes beyond
following the White Rabbit. While the characters are the same - The
Red Queen, the White Rabbit, etc, the story takes on a bit of a
standpoint. Alice does find herself in Wonderland - a Wonderland that
underground and a quite futuristic one at that.
miniseries stars celebrities such
as Caterina Scorsone, Andrew Lee Potts, Philip Winchester, Tim Curry,
Bates. It originally aired on the SyFy channel in 2009 as a two part,
three-hour miniseries, but can now be purchased on DVD.
I give this movie a nine out
of ten. The acting had, perhaps, some of the only quirks to this movie,
generally the actors pulled it off. The storyline was clear and easy to
- even if it was not exactly like the original. The imagination put
miniseries caught my attention, as the music was catchy and the
visually dynamic. All in all, being an Alice in Wonderland fan, I would
definitely watch this over again.