Yep, you've got a point, Austin. It could have used more time in the planning. In a rush to cash in on the Avatar bandwagon? I suspect Alice will be remembered more for its moments than its total impact. Such as the White Queen's wafting arm movements. Or the fact that grown-up Alice's fiancé manqué and the Mad Hatter have identical hair color -- which means absolutely nothing, ha.
There is one bit that's been nagging at me. Remember the scene in which the diminished Alice climbs up on the back of the computer-generated dog? She starts at the nose, climbs up over his head, then turns around just past his shoulder. I've seen that before. Some other movie...a live-action girl climbing nose-first over not a computerized dog, but a polar bear. What was that movie?!? Aargh.