Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland may be the worst film he’s made since Planet of the Apes or the second Batman film,” writes critic Marshall Fine. “He and screenwriter Linda Woolverton have taken the classic story and turned it into a modern action-fantasy film – minus the humor of Carroll, or the absurdity or the heart.”

“Burton isn’t adapting Lewis Carroll‘s stories. Instead, he’s appropriating Carroll’s characters and premise, then telling a different story completely. It’s the kind of fairy tale Michael Bay or Roland Emmerich might make. It’s a movie trapped in a morass of moments that are either meant to stun or to demonstrate how cute this all is.”