A great big turn off
I went to see this film as I am a big Johnny Depp fan, but I was
completely turned off by the whole thing. The pace was so slow I was
almost asleep, and I kept waiting for the magical moments to happen.
Alas, they never did. The opening went on for ever and a day - remember
the wonderful entrance Gene Wilder makes in the original? Well, Willy
Wonka's entrance here, with the stupid "song" of the puppets, was just
dire. He actually looked embarrassed to be there. The parents of the
"lucky winners" were one-dimensional to say the least, and although the
child actors were OK they were nothing to write home about. My 11 year
old son went with me to see this film, and as we came out of the
theatre I was wondering what he would have to say about it (and whether
I would have to pretend that I had liked it!) but the first thing he
said was, "Well, that's not the best film I've ever see. Bit of a
disappointment really." I just felt that the director had wasted so
many opportunities, not to try to emulate the first film, but to bring
some fresh magic to the wonderful story. Instead, all we got was
long-drawn out scenes, bad dialogue and a faintly embarrassed Johnny
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Good movie .
very nic movie .
charlie is cute .
new 'wonka' movie is a real stinker
this has to be one of the worst movies i have seen this year (maybe
ever). it seems that lately johnny depp has been exploring his feminine
side (see 'pirates') but this is ridiculous! 'willy' could have easily
passed for 'wilma'. it was a terrible 'take' on this character. the
movie just wasn't funny. i didn't laugh once. i could hear the
audience's fake chuckling during all of the 'gee, they meant this to be
funny so i better laugh' parts. it was sad. the flashbacks to willy's
upbringing were idiotic and added nothing to the story. it was what it
was - filler. i could go on and on about this stinker but i won't due
to time constraints. the saddest thing about this mess was the total
disregard for the main idea in the book (and the first movie). that
willy was in search of a child pure of heart to run his company.
remember slugworth offering a reward for any 'gob stopper' that the
children would give him (against willy's orders)? then charlie gives
the gob stopper back to willy instead of slugworth, giving up untold
riches - and proving he was honest and had the utmost integrity. it was
the best part of the book and it still brings a tear to my eye. the new
movie doesn't even touch upon this all-so-important life lesson. that
honesty and integrity bring the biggest riches. but i will give credit
where credit is due, and there was one thing i did like about the
movie. the final credits - as this was the sign that i could finally
leave the theater..