My Plug for Charlie

Last night I went to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with my husband, two younger sisters, and my step-mom (not my father's wife-yes, there is a difference). It was a really well-done, visually stunning movie. I don't like chocolate, yet immediately after seeing this movie, I wanted some.

Tim Burton directed it, and it has all the hallmarks of a Burton film-quirky humor and dialogue mixed with a slightly dark take on the seemingly sweet and charming. The oompa-loompa songs were hysterical, and the Wonka factory was amazing. I can't imagine another actor in the role of Willy Wonka than Johnny Depp, either. He was fantastic, weird, and wonderful, and made the movie what it was. The original is a classic, and Gene Wilder was also a great Wonka, but I think even the purists who loved the movie from the 70s will find something to enjoy in this one.

2 Responses to “My Plug for Charlie”

  1. # Blogger CAL

    I have to admit I liked it. I didn't want to, and Depp was off putting, but I did enjoy the movie. However, I have been humming the songs from the original and craving chocolate all afternoon. :)  

  2. # Blogger Amy

    I'm definitely biased to the Gene Wilder performance, but I love Johnny Depp so I can't wait to see what he does with the role. I have read that it's such a beautifully made movie, as you mention. Can't wait to see it!  

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