Alice in Wonderland is something I've been debating on watching for many years. I heard of people who loved the film, and then I heard people say they really hated it. Tim Burton is behind this version of Alice in Wonderland and I admit, his overuse of gothic tones (and constant work with Johnny Depp) for his characters can be rather annoying.
The story begins as Alice is brought by her mother to a strange party. She learns that it's a surprise engagement party, to a guy she doesn't care for. She's under a lot of pressure to say yes, and there's a lot of people watching. She instead gets nervous and follows a strange rabbit she sees. She falls into what would seem, a magical portal.
She arrives in Wonderland, a land of magic and a lot of craziness. She learns she is the foretold hero of legends. The land is ruled by the tyrannical Red Queen, who also knows of her legend. Though Alice believes they got the wrong Alice.
Overall Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland isn't as bad I had heard, nor it is as good as some of his other work. I can't really compare it to another Alice in Wonderland as the last time I remember watching one was in the early 1990's of the 1985 version. Though I hear a sequel is planned for next year, and I wouldn't mind seeing that one.