An American law student in London. Knocked down by a black cab, she wakes with amnesia in a world that’s a million miles from home – Wonderland. We follow her adventures as she’s dragged through an underworld filled with twisted individuals and the lowest low-lifers, by the enigmatic cab driver, Whitey. She needs to find out who she is, where she’s from and use what wits she has left to get back home in one piece.
Malice in Wonderland brings an interesting twist to the Alice in Wonderland story. To avoid confusion, Malice in Wonderland is a much darker tale and as Alice delves through the world of Wonderland she will come across lots of drugs, pimps, prostitutes, gangsters and more. However amongst these characters you will find variations of many of the recognizable Alice in Wonderland characters such as White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Caterpillar, and so on. As the story progresses it feels pretty wild and at times it seems to go off on a tangent to interrupt the flow of them, but doesn’t go too far off to lose the viewer.
The visuals are fairly impressive and let the viewer see some of the craziness Alice is seeing. It also does a good job of mixing colors with darkness to reiterate the theme. The acting was decent and Maggie Grace made a pretty good Alice and I liked Danny Dyer as Whitey (AKA White Rabbit). Some of the characters such as the “Queen” of hearts were a little over the top. Overall Malice in Wonderland was entertaining and the added depth to Alice’s character helped it from being just a dark version of Alice in Wonderland.
Malice In Wonderland Trailer
My Rating: 7/10
Originally posted 2010-04-01 08:36:44.