This movie is a must see. I loved it. We saw it in 3D and the visual effects were just stunning. I normally don't like to see movies in 3D because it hurts my eyes but this one wasn't too bad.
I will admit I was skeptic to see this movie at first. I hated the original as a kid. For as long as I can remember I suffered from claustrophobia. I can recall being about 8 years old at Disney world going on the 1000 leagues under the sea ride and having a panic attack because I felt the walls closing in on me. Watching Alice in Wonderland made me feel the same way. When she enters the room and the door is too small, and then she is too big and the room is constantly changing used to leave me with such anxiety I couldn't watch it. I think I watched the movie twice when I was little and that was enough for me. I was a little afraid that this scene in the movie, especially in 3D would drive me over the edge. Thankfully it didn't and I have to say the movie was amazing. Johnny Depp did a fabulous job as usual, Anne Hathaway looked beautiful as the while queen and the actress who played Alice was awesome.
Johnny Depp is by far is by far my favorite actor. To me he can encompass a wide variety of character's and be believable in each and every role he plays. No other actor can even compare. I admit he is a little kooky and eccentric but I love him all the same. Parts of the movie Public Enemy was filmed in Chicago, Illinois, Milwaukee and some small areas of Wisconsin. During the filming of this movie I was working for the Milwaukee Police Dept. A memo went out telling everyone when Johnny Depp would be filming and gave us a warning of which streets were going to be closed down and what area's needed to be patrolled by officers. Another memo also went out asking any middle age men averaging around 5'8-5'9 to volunteer as extra's in the movie. I immediately called my dad who is a police officer and begged him to volunteer. Unfortunately I wasn't looking at the print closely because there was a weight restriction. My dad is a little on the heavier side so he couldn't volunteer. I begged all the guys I worked with to volunteer so I could meet Johnny Depp but the guys weren't as excited about it as I was.
Of course I forgot the day the memo mentioned that filming would occur and can remember being stuck in traffic trying to make my way into work and getting irritated with all the crappy drivers. Well of course when I finally made it into work my boss asked if I got out to see the shooting of the movie. How could i have forgotten!! There was my chance to meet Johnny Depp and I missed it. I probably would have been arrested for sexual assault though if I actually would have seen him
The following weekend my family and I went out of town in northern Wisconsin. The scene in the movie where Johnny and his buddies are staying at that cabin in the woods near the end , was right where we were staying. And once again I had just missed Johnny. They had shot that scene a few days before we arrived. I had two chances to meet him and I missed him. You can bet if they ever have Johnny Depp come to Ft Bragg I will be camping out for sure!!
So enough babbling about Johnny. I hope everyone is having a good weekend so far. The hubs and I just made a nice romantic dinner of steak, asparagus, mushrooms and baked potatoes and are about to rent some movies and cuddle on the couch