Shouldn't fantasy have some imagination in it? Well Tim Burton doesn't think so, or at least not if Alice in Wonderland is any indication. Don't get me wrong the visuals (if that is what you go to movies for) are quite good but every other creative aspect of the film is quite blah. The story is so by rote they probably didn't even need a script, character has problems in life, character comes to a strange world character is the chosen one, character denies chosen one status, character has adventures trying to get home, character makes unlikely allies, character accepts status, character wins and character goes home where new found confidence evaporates all their previous problems. I've seen it, you've probably seen it, it's been done and done better (see Labyrinth). Alice in Wonderland(the original story) is an anarchic tale a brilliant test for the imagination, this movie a hybrid of the original and Through the Looking Glass stripped of all its political and social commentary is just another exercise in Hollywood parting us from our money.