11 thoughts on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Mini-Review”

  1. Anders Rask says:

    Is it just me or does Johnny Depp pretty much look like Sandra Bullock in that movie?

  2. Joen says:

    Heheh, it’s not you. He does. But it works perfectly for his character. He’s actually a pretty good Willy Wonka! I haven’t seen Gene Wilders Wonka, but I’m sure Depp has been up to the task.

  3. AkaXakA says:

    Nooooooooooooooo! It’s a horrible, horrible film.

    The original was far, far, far better and closer to the book…

    …I’m sorry but this just came over as wayyyyy to fake,

    especially Depp’s Wonka.

  4. Jonas Rabbe says:

    I haven’t seen the original, nor have I read the book. However, I loved this movie. Maybe it was the cartoony feel, but this was right up my alley.

  5. AkaXakA says:

    Well, please read the book or see the original, you won’t know what hit you.

    (Also, a trip back in time to about the age of 10 should do the trick)

  6. Jonas Rabbe says:

    Only thing is the impossibility of getting my hands on the original, unless you know of any good places in Denmark to get old videos.

  7. AkaXakA says:

    cough a certain bay of pirates should a tor for rent you can download in a bit cough

  8. Joen says:

    AkaXakA,

    I’m surprised you didn’t like it… I think it’s adorable in every way! Plus, I don’t really see it as a “replacement” for the old movie, rather as a “Tim Burton re-interpretation”. I really think Depp does a good job.

  9. Daniel Pihlstr?m says:

    I can’t say I cared for the movie that much. It was cute and it had some fairly adorable bits, but all in all, Gene Wilder was a FAR better Wonka, and it was one of the worst Burton films I’ve ever seen. 🙂 I was hoping for some classic dark humor.. My nephews loved it though, so I suppose that makes up for something!

  10. Joen says:

    One of the worst Burton films !?

    While I liked it, I can easily accept that people prefer the old Wonka.

    That said, it is not one of the worst Burton films, hardly. Remember Planet of the Apes? Yes, that was Burton.

    In my honest opinion, this is also a better movie in all aspects, than Big Fish was.

  11. Asad says:

    [hello. i’d like to preface my first comment here with a tip of the hat to you Joen for some brilliant artwork]

    I liked Wonka’s backstory a lot – perhaps because it wasn’t in the book, and also the subtle suggestions that Wonka had the traps laid out for the children – i never picked that up in the book.

    I actually think both versions are pretty faithful to the book in most respects, although the version from the ’70s wasn’t even called “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. It was “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”, and Roald Dahl himself wasn’t satisfied with the outcome.

    I remember Tim Burton said in an interview when people were comparing Depp’s Wonka to Michael Jackson that the difference between the two is Jackson likes kids and Wonka hates them. That seemed like a strange idea for him to have about Wonka since he is after all preferring to give his factory away to a child since he doesn’t trust adults. [i heard Depp actually used Vogue editor Anna Wintour as a model for Wonka]

    I’ll take the book over either film any day, but i wouldn’t mind seeing a version of “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator”.

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