Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Speaking of SyFy

This is completely off topic but I've meant to post something about this for a while. This summer in my Brit Lit class we had to read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. After we completed the book the teacher told us we would be watching a movie adaptation of it. I was expecting the old Disney cartoon or the creepy Johnny Depp/ Helena Bonham-Carter version. Alas, this was not the case. She came in with Alice, which was a two part mini-series from SyFy. I absolutely loved it. The story was completely different and geared towards an adult audience. I enjoyed it so much that I told my dear roommate, Jordan, about it and convinced her to buy it. She loved it too. The movie/mini-series threw a science fiction twist into a familiar story that made my inner geek and inner child go crazy. Some parts of it are somewhat cheesy but overall I would suggest it to all of you. In fact, Kathy Bates was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of the Red Queen. It's definitely worth at least renting :)


Bailey said...

Umm I actually remember watching part of this a longggg time ago when I was a mere child Bailey! I remember a very creepy turtle singing about turtle soup? Must borrow this and watch it all!

Elizabeth said...

My fiance is obsessed with this movie! So far I've managed to not see it, but I might sit down and watch it soon. Give him a surprise that I went out and saw it without him!

Andy Duncan said...

Bailey, the Alice Katy means came out only in 2009, so I suspect you're thinking of a different live-action version. The one from my childhood was the 1972 all-star British movie Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, with Michael Hordern as a particularly creepy-good Mock Turtle, so that's just possibly the one you're thinking of ... ?