Charlie and the Chocolate Factory isn't a terrible film. It has bad qualities, but it has good ones as well. Burton's vision ruins the tone of the film, but it's undeniably fun to watch. The screenplay for the rest of the actors isn't terrible, but Burton tries too hard to make the film darker and appealing to the adults in the audience and forgets all about what the main market is: the kids. And I don't know what the screenwriters were thinking when they wrote Johnny Depp's lines, but they failed miserably at whatever they were trying to accomplish. The story is closer to the source material than the 1971 adaptation of the novel. Thanks to that, the film isn't a complete misstep.