Want to know the reason that Tim Burton's adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland" is high on sugar-sweet visuals, yet hobbled by one-dimensional characters, and a screenplay that a monkey could write?
Well, take a look at the resume of the film's writer, Linda Woolverton. She was the writer for such wonderfully mediocre and craptacular Saturday cartoons as:
- My Little Pony
- Dennis The Menace
- The Real Ghostbusters
- Teen Wolf
- Rescue Rangers
- Garbage Pail Kids
While she also did collaborative work on Mulan, The Lion King, and Beauty and the Beast, her early work and foundations show through quite plainly on Alice. Cartoons only last 22 minutes, and don't require much depth or attention span; neither does this new adaptation of Alice. Everyone loves Tim Burton, and by extension Johnny Depp, but since they can only direct and act from the screenplay (and the script derived from it), there is only one person to blame for Alice. That being said, Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland is another jewel in the crown of everlasting Disney mediocrity.