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 »
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
The UPC on the giant chocolate bar to be sent by television is 034000190003, which is the UPC for 7oz Hershey's milk chocolate candy bars. The Willy Wonka Candy Company is a brand of Nestlé, one of Hershey's biggest competitors. See more »
When Mike Teavee pushes the "Television Room" button in the elevator, the elevator continues downward and then takes a sharp turn to the right. However, the actors lean toward the right (toward the direction the elevator moves), rather than moving to the left as one would as a reaction to the movement. 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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The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures logos appear to be made of gold and come out from behind white fog. See more »
This movie was supposedly meant to follow Roald Dahl classic children's book? I'm not sure what book they're following, but there's stuff in this film that would make poor Mr. Dahl gag on an Everlasting Gobstopper.
This is easily the weakest work for both Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. Burton simply has no concept of the joyous celebration and positive message of the original manuscript. Instead, he delivers a mean spirited and misguided interpretation that is needlessly grim and depressing. Depp appears to be concocting a character which is a grotesque montage of The Wicked Witch of the West, Michael Jackson, and Carrot Top. He always has some psychotic expression on his face which distracts you from the main story. The Oompa Loompas (really one guy multiplied by awful CGI) are sinister looking, and their songs stink. The children vary from boring to annoying.
As if this isn't bad enough, the script includes ugly back stories about Wonka that add nothing, disrupt the flow of the story, and transform a character originally written as well-intentioned but cautiously secretive into a vile, selfish, brutal freak of nature devoid of any redeeming qualities at all. The tacked on sequence about Wonka's family problems is just excruciatingly painful to sit through. A definite misfire on this one.
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