Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Reviews
However, the British accents referring to 'candy' grates massively: please choose one or the other.
There is a lot of hate for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and really for no reason, except that to quote every adult over the age of 35. "It is nowhere near the original. This should never have been made. Cry me a river. Who cares that Burton remade a classic? We act like if someone remakes a classic, it somehow takes something away from the original. Like Gus Van Sant's Psycho, which isn't a good movie. But people act like Van Sant should be hung for remaking Psycho. Who cares? If you don't like the idea of a remake of Chocolate Factory, go watch the original and shut the fuck up. No one wants to hear you cry about the original being better because in reality it's not. Tim Burton's is better. I like the original too, but Burton did a great job with the remake. He made it creepier, more funny and the art direction is out of this world.
Johnny Depp kills it as Willy Wonka. Freddie Highmore is less annoying then then the kid from the original. The other four kids are done way better here. The backstory is awesome. The factory looks better. The dialogue is better. The direction is better. So the movie is superior to the first. The people who don't think it is remember going and watching it when they were 6 years old and think somehow this is cheating their childhood. Burton made a better movie, so get over it.
This isn't Burton's best movie, but it is really good. I hate to see people criticize this film because it is so good. Judge it as a single movie. Forget about the original while you are watching and you will love it. Thank you Burton and Depp for having the balls to remake a family classic.
Mike Teavee: Who wants a beard?
Willy Wonka: Well, beatniks for one, folk singers, and motorbike riders. Y'know. All those hip, jazzy, super cool, neat, keen, and groovy cats. It's in the fridge, daddy-o! Are you hip to the jive? Can you dig what I'm layin' down? I knew that you could. Slide me some skin, soul brother!
The ending scene is the best.