It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
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
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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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I avoided watching this movie for a long time for mainly this reason: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory earned a place in my heart through much thought, discussion, and rewatches. The characters were uncannily well-written and acted out. Not to mention Gene Wilder's positively brilliant acting as Wonka which is in the top 50 performances of the century.
Therefore, a remake of this classic film is positively unwarranted. From the previews you can tell how the whole thing is going to go. Burton's style, beloved from such masterpieces as Beetle Juice and Edward Scissorhands, is becoming more cartoonish and predictable as I felt this lands in the same seam as Sleepy Hollow.
Willy Wonka by Depp is portrayed as a high-pitched jerk. His clean and make-up heavy appearance is completely unattractive. There's no endearment to his personality anymore. He didn't even want to know the children's' names at when he first met them.
There's no more contrast. The whole film is cartoonishly creepy which just felt cheesy and half baked. I mean, I've seen his style before done well, ya know. You can tell this is a step down (or two). There's no more beauty to go along with the mystery. Everything on the screen is suspect and cold.
In conclusion to this small chunk of a very long list of things wrong with this film and the very principle of this film, the first Willy Wonka had a magic and brilliance that cannot be touched and should never have been in the first place. Anybody who likes this film is obviously a rookie who probably liked Batman Forever and should not be trusted.
It simply blows my mind that such a classic film was fooled with by an overactive ego of a director.
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