27 July 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

I recently took my nephew to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The film wasn't my choice (it's one of those plots I never cared for) and in this case, my expectations were spot on. The film is extremely obnoxious and disturbing with a completely forgettable music score. Depp (Charlie) delivered a bizarre performance. I think this is the first time I've seen him in such a bad film.

4 comments:

Glen Dean said...

I heard that it is much more targeted toward adults, nothing like Willie Wonka.

mister anchovy said...

Tuffy P went to see it with her best old friend and best old friend's kids.....they loved it; Tuffy thought it wasn't so good at all.

Karlo said...

Sometimes I think kids like anything animated as long as the shapes on the screen move up and down and contain a couple bright colors. It would be nice if animators could include at least a little bit of a plot line with some more wholesome values beyond the virtues of ridiculing the obese and the wonders of chocolate.

Anonymous said...

Being 18 the original Willy Wonker was one of the first films I ever watched. Therefore seeing a remake with star cast and big budget set me off in high hopes. How sicken therefore to find this abomination of such a fantastic memory, I dont think I will be able to watch even the original again and still enjoy it. Perhaps first it is key to highlight the disgusting way Depp plays Wonker with his unbelievable similarity to Micheal Jackson! Some of the lines I actually found disturbing. Then add into the mix the fact half of the message was cut out in the fact No-one was bribed to smuggle recipes out and Charlie didnt float to the ceiling and already the recipe for this Wonka treat look disastorous. Then dont forget the tacky additions of Wonka's troubled childhood and them not finishing the story where the should because they made a jackass of keeping to the original plot and you have a pretty good idea of how bad this is. I feel sorry for children who never see the original and instead have to claim this as their only version. A complete letdown! RIP Willy Wonka!