Alice in Wonderland is Tim Burton's adapation of the classic story. While the movie does vary from the story line, the number of fascinating characters and the superb intergration of live action with animation makes Alice in Wonderland a treat for viewers of any age. Alice, played by Mia Wasikowska, begins the movie by being forced into making a choice between one of her society's most eligible bachelors (who she finds revolting) and embarassing him in front of hundreds of well wishers. She runs away, having spotted a rabbit, and finds herself falling down the familiar rabbit hole. Although the world she enters is really her own dream, she is amazed that she seems to have very little control over her the events which play out in it. As she meets a number of fascinating characters such as Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, she comes to find that she is destined to be a warrior who will vanquish the most potent weapon of the Queen of hearts, materfully portrayed by Helena Bonham-Cater. As a gentle, non-violent person, Alice cannot imagine herself harming another being. She befriends the Mad Hatter, wonderfully played by Johnny Depp, who is later taken prisoner by the Queen. Alice works out a scheme to come to his rescue, only to find herself in the middle of a brooding conflict between the Queen of hearts and the Queens' sister, also a queen of the white Kingdom. Overall this is a very entertaining and creative film. The dialogue can be difficult to follow at times, but the acting is very strong. I saw the movie in 3-D, which made the creativity all that much more enjoyable. I give it 3.5 stars.