Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!! First, this is by no means a review. Nor is it a deep and analytical look at how it all came out. What it is, is a minor barbaric yip of glee at this spoiler-filled realization….
Spoiler through the end of it all (in case you didn’t catch the first warning):
Cha Seung Jo is an Alice!!! Of course, he’s also the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter, but he’s as much dreaming up Wonderland as the rest of them. Actually, he’s in there a little deeper than anyone, I’d say. (Until the end at least.) But seriously, he’s an Alice, too. Clinging desperately to his dream of Wonderland and trying not to wake up.
These shots here, where he’s tiny, tiny, tiny in that giant, giant room — that’s a classic Alice visual right here. Especially as he at first looks so huge and then is shrunk done so far it’s hard to spot him in that second frame.
Of course, his paintings themselves gave us a clue that he was stuck in a place were perspective and logic play games with your head.I have to say, I’m madly in love with how it all ended and how they really played the Alice in Wonderland metaphor all the way to the end. And managed to tie in a very clever and cutting (cutting because true, I think) statement on the myth of the Candy-girl and the overly protected, and near impossible to penetrate, world of the successfully wealthy.
Did you all love it as well? (Oh, I hope, I hope, I hope!)