Between the down-the-rabbit-hole sequence that looks almost exactly like the 1951 cartoon, the Tweedledum and Tweedledee who look like Pugsley Addams' unsuccessfully aborted twin brothers, Helena Bonham Carter's hydrocephalic Queen of Hearts, and what's pretty obviously an expanded role for Johnny Depp's Pennywise the Clown Mad Hatter, I'd say the money's pretty even as to whether this will be a harmless but completely unnecessary remake a la Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or an abomination so offensive it causes zombie Lewis Carroll to rise from the depths of Pedophile Hell and seek horrible vengeance on Disney executives. On second thought, why isn't Burton just making a film about that?
Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.