Despite some negative reviews I have read on the internet, I think that Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" is a fun, enjoyable movie with a sense of wonder (no pun intended), silliness and positivity that is very lacking in many contemporary movies. Visually, I liked the movie very much. The beautiful, somewhat wacky landscapes, the makeup and character visualization (The Red Queens big head is absolutely mesmerizing...) and the colors are very lively and add to the sense of fun and wonder of the movie. Personally, I enjoyed the visuals as much as those in Avatar. The plot of the movie, while quite linear (It is not a thriller, after all) has a surprising amount of depth. It has retained the satire of the original book about the social classes while interjecting themes of independence, pursuit of your own dreams and dealing with your own fears and the judgement of other people. I also got a very strong sense of life from this movie, and it was definitely one of the reasons I liked this movie very much... I definitely recommend this movie, and hope for more movies like that in the future.