Ok, so it’s not an out-and-out disaster, but this one goes in the “worst” pile simply because we were hoping for so much more. Tim Burton seemed the perfect choice to adapt Lewis Carroll’s wacky source material, but sadly the whole endeavour smacks of a ho-hum pedestrianism.
The story feels slight, the arresting visuals are undermined by some truly chronic 3D and Johnny Depp appears simply to be trotting out his Jack Sparrow routine for the umpteenth time. As for Hathaway, her White Queen is something of a footnote in proceedings, sitting firmly in the shadow of Helena Bonham Carter as her petulant sister. An opportunity missed.