This film is by far the single biggest disappointment from Tim Burton I have ever seen. Words cannot express the sheer excitement I had going into this movie, considering Tim Burton and Alice in Wonderland seemed to be a match made in heaven. This film was a complete disaster, and arguably one of the safest, most bland "fantasy" films I've ever seen. This is partially the fault of writer Linda Woolverton, whose past credits (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast) led me to believe the screenplay would be in good hands. Either she ate some of Wonderland's mushrooms before writing this or Disney shat upon her script, because the dialogue and the sequences of events were horrendous. The film is odd for its own sake, and even then it doesn't achieve anything interesting because of it. What should have been a nonsensical fun ride in the vein of Burton's early films was instead a stereotypical fantasy war film that played by all the rules and was disgustingly safe. I absolutely hate this film and everything about it.