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They didn't destroy it as much as I thought they would with this remake. It got a little weird at times but it's never going to outdo the original.
@Pls Thanks, Dad. I'm glad that you don't confuse ridiculous humor with personal attacks. You have just enough imagination, don't you dare take any more.
@AddLightness You're Really Stupid.
Think before posting a comment next time.
@Pls Ha, nine years is old? Don't tell us your age or anything there.
Old Movie But still Good.

THIS MOVIE WAS TO WEIRD.DEPPS BIZZARE VERSION OF WONKA.CANT WAIT TO SEE IF HE ACTUALLY DOES A PIRATES 4.DONT TO PUFFNSTUFF REMAKE.

I think that this movie might be very good I know because I read part of the script when auditioning for the part of Mike Teevees role in this movie of course I didnt get the part:( but then again Id rather crush peoples dreams rather then be part of them but anyway from what I know its a slight remake of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory and seeing as it will have Johnny Depp in it I can only hope it will be as good as I read and I can also only hope that they didnt pick some fat kid with no acting talent over me
Could you get anything more stupid? This movie takes away what the original movie did. The original movie was a story about a poor boy and his family and how they get a miricale by getting the factory. This is a ridiculous movie about NOTHING!
The creators of this movie seem willing to tell the public just about anything in order to make CATCF appeal to the largest audience. They KNEW that remaking the classic would leave a bad taste in quite a lot of people's mouths so they suggest to the public its not a remake and even further some have suggested that they never even liked the original story to begin with. WOW! What better credit for a director to have to do a movie then absolutely hating the original story... Ironic when his new "ORIGINAL" creation looks so much like the 1971 version. Some of the scenes look almost shot for shot. Coincidence... I think not. Believe what you want, but the creators of this film knew the original film very well and they simply downplay the 1971 film in order to draw more attention to this new "synthetic" remake. For that fact alone, they dont deserve even one dollar for their efforts.

As far as this movie being closer to the book, I dont think so. Yet again, another marketing ploy to sell tickets. When comparing the two, Burton has taken quite a few liberties as well, and actually quite a few more then the 1971 version. Its fantasic that the creators of this REMAKE feel the need to besmudge the original so horribly just to make theirs seem so much better. Well, if the movie really was better, it would stand on its own merit. No one would need to criticize the original.

Depp as Wonka is all wrong and as far as people criticizing the comparisons of Depp's Wonka to Michael Jackson... they just need to just get over it. Depp looks like Jackson at his worst, and its actually extremely distracting in the movie itself. Depp is just not convincing in the character of Willy Wonka and his little one liners really dont work very well. Depp was simply the wrong choice for the part. Period. Depp is too young and feminine looking in the role. Depp flushes the role of Willy Wonka right down the toilet and he never seems to be able to invoke any of the charm that made Wilder's Wonka so natural and beloved.

The making of this movie quite angers me because not only was it unnecessary, but the people making it have no idea what made the original so charming. They took the original idea, stripped it of all the childlike wonder and heart, and in its place they created a very plastic and synthetic copy.

Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the equivalent of tasteless, reheated leftovers, where the 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory never seems to go stale.
I feel bad. I haven't updated in so long. And I've seen plenty of movies...Mr. and Mr. Smith, Batman Begins, Save the Green Planet. I may be forgetting something else. I haven't been doing a whole lot of movie watching.

But I will review Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, since I saw a sneak peek:

Generally, it was good. I was a little afraid of what Johnny Depp would do with Willy Wonka, because it looked a little messed-up in the trailers. But he did a very good job. A very, very good job. The rest of the acting was pretty good, too.

Now, this movie is supposed to be more like the book (also entitled "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") and not a remake of the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The guy who wrote the screenplay had never even seen Willy Wonka, but only read the book. So I went in with pretty high expectations. I read the book in fourth grade.

And, you know what? Willy Wonka was actually closer to the book when it came to the ending. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory added in this whole thing about Willy Wonka's father. At first, I really didn't mind...until the end. By the end, I was pretty pissed off about the whole father thing. I felt there was no use for it in the whole movie. It wasn't in the book, so why put it in the movie? The movie would've still been a decent length without it.

There was some horrible CGI, namely the part where Violet turns into a blueberry. That was just awful and over-the-top. Bad CGI! BAD!

At first, I didn't like the Oompa Loompas. I tried not to make comparisons to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory since I knew that they were different, but I couldn't help but think about how much I loved the yellow-skinned, green-haired, goofy-looking Oompa Loompas. Though, these new Oompa Loompas were closer to the book version. I did like their songs. I was in the minority here. My boyfriend said he had a hard time understanding what they were singing because of the flange and chorus and whatnot (by the way, Danny Elfman did all of their singing voices). I understood what was going on. And it was fucking hilarious.

The movie on a whole was fucking hilarious. I laughed quite hard a few times.

But yes, I'd say on the whole, I'd recommend this movie. Just wish they hadn't had the whole father subplot. That almost ruined it for me.

Before the movie, they had some trivia. The first question was, "name another Tim Burton/Johnny Depp movie". My hand shot up and I was called. I named one of my favorite movies: Edward Scissorhands. I got a kick-ass t-shirt that's red, has a line of white Oompa Loompa silhouettes and says "Imported from Oompaland", a bouncy ball with Willy Wonka inside and a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory bracelet. I fucking rule.

I'm going to go ahead and say I hated Save the Green Planet. I walked out after an hour. I appreciate the trying to meld together all kinds of genres, but it was so unoriginal. And boring. And seemed longer than it was.

Batman Begins was good. I liked Cillian Murphy as Scarecrow. I liked that the relationship between Katie Holmes' character and Bruce wasn't too complicated or took too much time. It was a very small subplot.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith wasn't bad for what it was. Wasn't genius, but entertaining for when you just want to be entertained without any real substance to it. Good soundtrack. Unfortunately, all of Vince Vaughn's good scenes were in the trailer.
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