Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Nothing could be sweeter...
Growing up, my favorite book was, easily, "Charlie & the Chocolate
Factory". Roald Dahl's magical tale of a young boy's adventure in the
strange factory was spell-binding. Though I never had a problem with
the original "Willy Wonka" move with Gene Wilder (despite how
unfaithful it was, it was still a cute and heart-warming movie), I was
doing back-flips when I heard Tim Burton, quite possibly my all-time
favorite director, would helm a new version of the movie.
First and foremost, Johnny Depp is perfect as Willy Wonka. What people
don't really pick up from the first movie is that Wonka was intended to
be, well, crazy. He was eccentric and freaky, the way he allowed the
rotten children to get what they deserved and protected his factory
like it was his child. Gene Wilder portrayed Wonka more like a
fatherly-figure, and really was just too nice. Depp pulls out all of
the stops as a new Willy Wonka, though there are times that any
audience member will get just a bit freaked out.
What I loved most about the movie was how faithful it was to the book.
Everything that was mentioned, from the chocolate palace to the hair
toffee, was taken directly from the book. I was incredibly impressed.
This is definitely a movie for everyone, especially those of us who
hold the original tale in our hearts. Wonka chocolate bars for all!
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