The great thing about movie trailers is that they're often much better than the movie. The horrible thing about movie trailers is that they're often much better than the movie.
Tim Burton's 3D version of Alice in Wonderland isn't due for release until next March 5th, but, according to MTV's Eric Ditzian, Burton brought what he calls this "semi-trailer" to the show at the Comic-Con convention this week. "There's not a lot of footage to show." The premise is that this is a "sequel" to Alice in Wonderland, with the heroine in question is now 17 and falls down the rabbit hole again. I first came across this on Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily, and, in its fragments, it looks rather spectacular. Given the vicissitudes of film production, this could be as good as it gets - stupid Alice, Trix are for kids - but I'm got fingers crossed that the final movie retains the visual and dramatic impact of these small samples.