I was in Wonderland. The same place where Alice of Alice in Wonderland went to. Or well… it’s not really Wonderland, but I was in Midvalley Megamall on business two days back, and they’re doing this wonderful promotion for Alice in Wonderland movie by Tim Burton by setting up the life size wonderland on the ground floor of Midvalley. The movie is screened in Malaysia on 11th March 2010, and as usual, there’s a mad rush in the cinema.
The was camwhoring to the max as well, and I wasn’t really keen on snapping photos, as there’s too much people over there. I daresay most of them are bloggers, camwhoring like nobody’s business and I daresay, there will be mushrooms of blogpost where bloggers would post up their pictures in the lifesize Wonderland in Midvalley Megamall. There’s huge mushroom and talking roses, as well as the tea party table and stuff.
I apologize if you’re expecting camwhoring picture of me with giant roses or even giant mushrooms, cuz there would be none over here. They are for my eyes only. 😛
What I want to share with you in this entry is Alice’s original story, Alice in Wonderland 2010, and the items that appeared in the movie itself.
Let’s start with Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll first, shall we? Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, or usually better known as Alice in Wonderland was not quite my favourite as a child. It’s a good bedtime story, as it tend to bore me. My daddy’s stories are much more interesting to me than Alice’s adventure. In a way, Alice in Wonderland is a literary gibberish. And rightly so, as Alice’s in Wonderland’s genre is actually literary gibberish/literary nonsense, as many scholars would classify it.
The tale itself was written for a girl named Alice Liddell. It was told by Lewis Caroll to Alice Liddell and her sisters merely to pass time, but Alice Liddell likes the story, and asked Lewis Caroll to write it down for her, and thanks to this girl, Alice in Wonderland was published for the whole world to enjoy.
Alice in Wonderland, literally is a literary nonsense, where there’s no actual plot. The story is about a girl, wandering from one character another, and one place to another, and the author had told the story as he goes. That explained why Alice’s in Wonderland story is rather queer. People would either love it or hate it. But most would love it, as it played with logic. I kinda hate the story, though I would really love to go to Wonderland like Alice.
My daddy used to read Alic’s story to me, and I would either fall asleep almost instantly, or I’d begged him to tell me his own stories. Anyway Alice says something in the original story in the first chapter that most bloggers would agree. Below is what she said:
“What is a book without pictures and conversation?”
In modern era, that would definitely be this:
“What is a blog without pictures and camwhoring?”
LOL… fine, that’s not really a tasteful joke. I know loads of bloggers out there works with picture more than they work with words. 😛 Oh, well, many people have something in common with Alice- the love and fondness for pictures. And since most of you have something in common with Alice, maybe you should watch Alice in Wonderland (2010) by Tim Burton.
The movie is more to my kind, fantasy-like filled with dark action. I’ve watch it online, and I can assure you it would be entertaining. In my opinion, better than the original story, as there’s plot, and one could relate with the story-cause and action. The book may send me to sleep, but surprisingly, the movie didn’t. Perhaps it’s because it’s filled with action.
In the movie, an adult Alice attends a party at a Victorian estate shortly after the death of her father. She then discovered that the party is actually an engagement party to wed her into the Ascot family, who now own her father’s trading firm. Unsure of an answer to the proposal, Alice runs away and follows the White Rabbit, but falls down a rabbit hole into a weird world she previously visited as a child, although she has no memory of it. From there Alice’s adventure begins, and she then tries to free the weird world from the clutches of an evil queen who stole the throne from her sister.
Don’t let me spoil you… watch the movie for yourself. Below is the trailer for Alice in Wonderland 2010.
When I was in Midvalley Megamall earlier on, I managed to snap some picture of the life-size Wonderland. They did quite a good job recreating Wonderland, and being claustrophobic around people, I only went back there at about 11pm to snap some photos. I just can’t stand the crowd and camwhoring. 🙁 So pardon me for the poor pictures, as they had already turned off the lights when I went there to snap pictures.
Giant mushrooms and giant, talking roses as featured in Alice in Wonderland. They are huge, mind you. Much more bigger than me.
Huge, giant mushrooms that populates almost the entire Wonderland/Underland.
The ghostly giant tree, sure to give nightmares to naughty little children.
The mushroom trails…
And then there’s items from the movie exibited over there…
It’s the Mad Hatter’s Hat
The description for Mad Hatter’s Hat that’s worn by Mad Hatter.
The Mad Hatter’s Sword.
The description above made me think that sometimes, people failed their spellings because of looking at too much pictures. Tsk tsk tsk! Malaysians!
The teapot that’s used in the tea party in Alice in Wonderland. Tea is my kinda thing. I would have tea anytime. Unfortunately for me, I wasn’t invited for the tea party.
So yeah, Alice hid inside the teapot when she was as small as Thumbelina.
And then there’s the heart shaped padlock and chains.
And no, the chained wasn’t used to tie me up at the bedpost. Keep your bondage fantasy to yourself, please.
The Eat Me Box…
So yeah, it’s supposed to be cakes inside the glass box, ladies and gentlemen, not praline or chocolates.
One item that really caught my attention is this beautiful shield that’s supposed to be Alice’s.
The shield’s description.
I brought these back home as something to remember Wonderland by. It’s actually vouchers cum character’s profile cards, but not many bothered to look at these freebies, as they were too busy snapping away.
Nice, isn’t it? They are beautifully printed on glossy cards. Too bad not many are interested in the character’s profile cards.
And since I’m in the mood of Alice’s in Wonderland and in need of sleep… I think I’ll just read this book tonight.
*grinz* The original complete and unabridged Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll.
Gosh… it’s been ages since I last read this book. It must be almost a decade… and boy, the pages are so yellowish and the book has an awful old book smell.
Cleffairy: Off with her head! Off with her head and things get curiouser and curiouser. Gosh, we’re all mad here. And do you know that even though Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Humpty Dumpty and the Jabberwock are often thought to be characters in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, they actually only appear in the sequel, Through the Looking-Glass?