The "G" rating of this film is almost unfathomable. It is is one of the strangest, most disturbing movies I've seen; a twisted moral fairy tale where children are led to gruesome deaths one after another, all with a feeling of gleeful terror (And don't even get me started on the nightmarish boat ride). The musical numbers feel out of place to me, and Peter Ostrum is a bit of a bore, but Gene Wilder is brilliant as the titular candy king-- Hilarious and whimsical in one moment, crazed and furious in the next. It's a perfect balancing act. "Willy Wonka" is a great movie, but it's perhaps too niche to be fully effective (much too dark for kids; a bit too simple for adults).