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Worst movie ever?
I suppose my '1' ranking is a bit harsh considering the humor value of this film. It's really a laugh riot from one end to the other. From hanging Abraham from the helicopter to Pacino's horrific accent, I can't believe I'm alone on this. I guess that's what I'd expect from a site that ranks Return of the King as the best movie of all time. Anyway, back to this plate of movie-puke called Scarface.
You know why it's so popular? Because in this generation of South Park and the "Underground comedy movie" starring Joey Buttafuoco, the prevailing opinion is "The more depravity, the better." Now, I have nothing against drugs, sex, and violence in movies, but it's the very overload that sets a genius like George Carlin apart from the obnoxiousness of Andrew Dice Clay.
Back to the hilariousness...In this movie Pacino runs around, Napoleonic complex and all, saying the line "F*ck you" a billion times. He puts his face in a plate of coke and inhales. He gives the green light to have his friend chainsawed (the roar of the chainsaw by the way was drowned out when someone turned up the television set in the hotel room). The movie was a mess from start to finish and a total waste unless you are going for a hilarious romp from the video store.
The writing was terrible, the acting Italians as Cubans was a riot, and this is hands down Pacino's worst performance as an actor. If you don't agree with me, please feel free to give a rebuttal ONLY IF YOU HAVE EVER SEEN MEAN STREETS.
A Nauseating Remake. Astonishing.
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.