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
It is stated numerous times that no one ever goes in or out of the factory. We later learn that those helping run the factory are Oompa Loompas, about 2-3 feet tall. However, when the group riding bicycles exits the factory at night to put posters up about the tickets, the group are normal sized adults and the movie offers no explanation as to why/how they came out of the factory or even where they went after they were done putting up posters as they are never seen again. 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 »
The original Gene Wilder film is superb and original. A classic of its time, we have a saying in England "if it ain't broke don't fix it". Johnny Depp who is a brilliant actor gave me the creeps in this new version, I did not feel comfortable with my young children watching such a weird character. The props and sets are better than the original, but so they should be. Gene Wilder in the original film came across as an eccentric recluse, which was fine. This Tim Burton version went back into Willy Wonkers childhood, which I found confirmed the weirdness of the Willy Wonker/Johnny Depp part. The magic and charm of the original film, its script and story line should have been left along with the now carbon copied Oopa Loompa's.
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