Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” (2010) a Mixed Bag

Tim Burton’s live action take on Alice in Wonderland (B-) is pretty enjoyable, relying, as he does, in style over substance. The visually inventive director has a field day with the 3-D and whimsical characters; it’s a “drink me” dreamscape of oddities to ogle. The film is a pretty fun confection but largely forgettable. Mia Wasikowska is a solid female lead, and Helena Bonham Carter was funny. Johnny Depp may have run out of eccentric ideas.