My second problem was the completely and utterly distracting use of awful CGI. Crispin Glover doesn't even have his own body in more than half the scenes his is in! It was distracting to the point of pure rage. With a film like Avatar still showing, the CGI in this feature sets the technology back about 10 years. Was there a budget constraint? I am not even sure why half the things that were CG needed to be?
I should also point out that I chose to see the film in 2-D, and I don't see how the 3-D could have made any of this better.
So....I had fairly high hopes for this and instead I was presented with Tim Burton's worst film since Planet of the Apes. It is a shame that Disney would finance a film like this, when American McGee has been trying to get his Alice project based on his amazing video game retake of Alice in Wonderland off the ground for more than a decade.... well, I guess I can still hope.