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(From Guardian Unlimited)
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland may have wowed audiences -- it opened to a spectacular $210.3m global haul at the weekend -- but the critics are divided over whether this latest reimagining of Lewis Carroll's famous stories is a worthy addition to the canon. Some suggest this is Alice seen through a disconcerting Hollywood action movie filter, with weak characterisation and tepid dialogue. Others are bowled over by the vivid imagery and a terrific performance by Helena Bonham Carter as the sinister, sickly sweet Red Queen. Meanwhile, Johnny Depp's performance as the Mad Hatter seems to delight and annoy in equal measure.
Burton's film sees Alice returning to …