The well-known little village from the Asterix and Obelix-comic books is in trouble: It is the last place not controlled by Rome. When Tax collector Claudius Incorruptus does not get his ... See full summary »
By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years younger, inadvertently becomes a stowaway.
Monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted.
When Willy Wonka decides to let five children into his chocolate factory, he decides to release five golden tickets in five separate chocolate bars, causing complete mayhem. The tickets start to be found, with the fifth going to a very special boy, called Charlie Bucket. With his Grandpa, Charlie joins the rest of the children to experience the most amazing factory ever. But not everything goes to plan within the factory. Written by
Quite a lot of the chocolate things such as trees, flowers etc featured in the movie were created by chocolate shop Choccywoccydoodah in Brighton, UK. The shop displayed and sold some of the creations in the shop after the release of the film. See more »
In the nut sorting room, the tubes are filled with hazel nuts but when they come out of the tubes they are walnuts. See more »
This is a story of an ordinary little boy named Charlie Bucket. He was not faster, or stronger, or more clever than other children. His family was not rich or powerful or well-connected; in fact, they barely had enough to eat. Charlie Bucket was the luckiest boy in the entire world. He just didn't know it yet.
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At the very end of the movie the WB logo comes up followed by the giggling of the Oompa Loompas See more »
Johnny Depp played some cross between Michael Jackson and Gary Coleman, not the mysterious old man portrayed by Gene Wilder in the original. Depp acted disturbed and perversely childish. Tim Burton took too many liberties, significant parts of the story from the book that were included in the original were cut from this movie. The ending tried to tack on a message about the importance of family, however that failed miserably. The music was probably the worst part, the songs were not cute and catchy, but jazzy and Vegas-like, with unintelligible lyrics sung by Deep Roy (Umpa Luma). Roy was also miss-cast looked too much like a human which detracted from the illusion. Visuals took little advantage of the advances in technology over the past few decades, some scenes such as the chocolate room (chocolate meadow and river) were much more elaborate in the original despite being filmed 35 years earlier. Finally, there were a lot of inconsistencies of time and place which did not seem purposeful and detracted from the story.
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