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July 18, 2005

The Chocolate Factory!


I love Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory! So needless to say, I was anxiously awaiting Charlie and the Chocolate Factory since I saw the previews last year!

It is hard to compare the two. They are really two different movies. The same, but different!

Is the new one worth seeing? Yes. Is it better than the first? In my opinion, no.

Willy Wonka, played by Johnny Depp, reminded me of a mix of Christopher Lloyd's character in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Judge Doom) and Michael Jackson. He played the creepy part well, but couldn't do what Gene Wilder did in the original.

The kids? They picked well. Although I'm still partial to the original Charlie.

The factory? Can't beat the original factory. I don't care how high tech we are these days.

The Oompa Loompa? Again, I prefer the first. Although, Deep Roy (sounds like a porn star) did do a good job!

The Soundtrack? The new one! I was impressed. I caught myself tapping my foot several times!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory does give you resolution though. It's nice to know what happens to the kids and the family.

Although I was weirded out by Wonka as a kid in his head gear.

Anyways...If you liked Willie Wonka and the Chocolate factory, go see Charlie and the Chocolate factory. If you weren't a big fan, go see the matinee!

Posted by Sissy at July 18, 2005 09:18 PM | TrackBack