Lucas' Review of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
I liked it as a kid, but frankly, it's too much. Charlie is uninteresting, Wonka is exaggeratedly goofy and thus unsympathetic, and the whole universe is too damn dark and bombastic. Remember those singing doll-robots that sing that unbearable 'Willy Wonka' song in the beginning? The image of them melting was imprinted in my impressionable mind, and still haunts me. But, it's still very funny, and visually excellent (it's Tim Burton, duhr herp-derp), and so I consider it an okay, above-average children's movie, very creative...but a little too creative.