Director Tim Burton - Hollywood's own Mad Hatter - sublimely reworks Lewis Carroll's literary nonsense yarn into a dark tale of good versus evil in an unhinged parallel world. Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and a roll call of Brit voice talent from Babs Windsor to Matt Lucas provide an eerie treat but it is Helena Bonham Carter's execution-obsessed Red Queen that steals the off-kilter show. An utterly beguiling time will be had by all. Don't be late. Oscars were conjured up for art direction and costume.