In director Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" Alice wields a sacred sword to battle the Jabberwocky dragon.
What Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll, would make of this, one can only imagine.
Imagination is key to this re-imagining of "Wonderland," owing as much to Burton's rococo style ("Edward Scissorhands," "Sleepy Hollow," "Sweeney Todd") as Carroll.
This is not the Disney version. This is the Burton version. And it's dark, not only because it's in 3-D.
Carroll's original characters are intact. Their renderings, especially in 3-D, are phenomenal.