Okay, so I just saw Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. I’m sure a lot of people are going to be frustrated with the artistic liberty taken with the script, but I did end up enjoying the movie. Visually, it was pretty stunning. The 3D wasn’t entirely necessary, but I won’t complain. It definitely didn’t strain my eyes like some others have (I’m looking at you, Coraline).
Seriously, how could you go wrong with the beautiful imagery?
But that’s not the point of this post. There was a line in the movie that really struck me.
From what I remember (and several Google searches semi-confirming), the quotation is unique to this movie—not the book. If anyone knows the exact line, please let me know, but this was the general gist:
[Alice is about to leave Wonderland]
Mad Hatter: You could stay here, you know.
Alice: I wish I could. But there are questions I have to answer. [Pause] And things I’m late for doing.
My memory is terrible, but that sentiment sums up some of the reasons I’ve already said are my reasons for leaving. I think Alice in Wonderland generally has some good travel cred, and the screenplay by Linda Woolverton didn’t necessarily disappoint.
Oh, and as a bonus—here’s a Craigslist personal ad that came up when I was searching for the screenplay: