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I am a big fan of the Lewis Carroll book and I have seen many poor attempts at trying to recreate the magical story on both the big and small screens. In my opinion this is the only good rendition of the book!
The film has an A list cast with Whoopi Goldberg as the Cheshire cat and also Robbie Coltrane, Ken Dodd and the wonderful Liz Smith as other characters from the book played perfectly on the screen. This TV-movie also features Miranda Richardson as the Queen of Hearts and Martin Short as the boisterous, witty Mad Hatter (unlike Tim Burton's dark creepy monstrosity!)
The film is a definite watch for people of all ages (I first watched this film as a child and still find it amazing 13years later!) and is almost guaranteed to make you laugh and sing along to all the catchy songs.
The film certainly isn't a short one and it definitely didn't have a big budget like some more recent attempts have, but it does stay true to the book pretty much exactly throughout which is a positive no matter how you look at it! And with a cast of recognisable faces performing superbly, you will be glued to the TV screen for the entire 2 and a half hours of magic!
*Also, for the record... This is on sale practically everywhere for less than a fiver! Well worth the money, you will NOT be disappointed.*
Me and my partner both bought one of these cameras for £60 from Amazon last Summer. I decided to go for the blue one, whilst he decided to go for the one in black. Both cameras arrived and we were initially impressed with how nice the cameras actually look from both the front and the back! The colours of the cameras are vivid and are very appropriately sized to carry around on long journeys.
The cameras themselves are only 12 Megapixels, but this is counteracted by the camera having a 5x optical zoom and further digital zoom if needed. Neither me or my partner are professional photographers and we only really purchased the cameras as we were going on holiday together and we thought it would be nice to get some photos. Saying that, we do both appreciate quality in pictures which is certainly what this camera provides. When the camera arrived, we tried testing them to see how they were and we discovered many great settings including the macro setting which is something that other cameras in the same price bracket don't excel in.
Like any other product, the camera isn't without it's negatives, mainly, battery life! The battery life is at best not great and both me and my partner had to invest in a second battery to make sure the camera will run for a whole day.
Overall the camera is probably worth 4 stars because the image quality is nice and provides clear images, even though you can only take a handful before the battery conks out!
* Cameras are small enough to be carried and won't weigh you down.
* The pictures that the camera produces feels more like a 15 Megapixel camera, rather than a 12!
* In all honesty, the camera looks pretty funky and they all seem to have nice coloured cases.
* You'll probably only get a couple of hours solid use from the battery, so you're gonna want to invest in at least a second.
* The camera does seem to have a tendency to panic when trying to auto-focus.