Thankfully, Tim Burton brought the darkness to the 1989 production of Batman that led the way for Christopher Nolan to give the Dark Knight the respect he deserves in Batman Begins. Unfortunately, with Batman Returns and each subsequent installment, the Batman franchise slid back into campiness.
However, Tim Burton has a gift for all things bizarre (i.e., Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare before Christmas, etc,....), and this gift paid off with Alice in Wonderland.
I haven't read the books, but I think Lewis Carroll would be pleased.
My Rating: ★★★★☆