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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka prompts a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders into his top-secret confectionary. But does Wonka have an agenda hidden amid a world of Oompa Loompas and chocolate rivers?
Maybe the best interpretation of Dahl's unique fantasy.
I need a Wonka coat.
Even when poorly projected on the side of an old abandoned mattress factory, in a sickeningly hipster area, Willy Wonka is an amazing film to behold. Gene Wilder gives one of the greatest performances ever as the title character, and I pretty much am smiling from the time he shows up in the film till the very end.
Wonderful film. Strange but fascinating, fun, and inventive for it's time. It's still pretty unique today. Has something for the kids and adults to like. Gene Wider slips into probably his most iconic role and gives a fantastic and eccentric performance. I can't imagine anyone else playing him. As far as I'm concerned, the piss-poor Burton remake from 2005 does'nt exist. This is the only Chocolate Factory I want to visit time and time again. This is the film you remember loving as a kid; the kind of love that resonates into adulthood.
I grew up watching this film, I can quote it and I know the words to every single song, but I swear, it has never been funnier than when I watched it a couple of days ago. Maybe I was just in a silly mood, but I found myself giggling uncontrollably for half the film.
It's so nice after so many watches, that I had a new experience with Willy Wonka and his antics. I think that's one of the great things about a film like this, they NEVER get old, they are absolutely timeless and an absolute treat to watch. I can't wait to show it to my future children one day!
P.S We've decided to have a Wonka themed party for Halloween, I'll be sure to tweet some pics!
Gene Wilder pulls hair out of Mike Teavee's head. Hilarious.
When I was a kid my aunt kept trying to get me to rent this movie and I never would because I told her I didn't like chocolate. It turns out I do like chocolate but just thought I didn't because I had snuck into the cabinet and eaten some bakers chocolate which has no sugar. Once she finally convinced me to watch the movie I fell in love with it. It has its own charm, great songs and is visually stunning even if the special effects are very dated. This is a timeless classic that I am excited to watch with my children one day.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is an amazing journey into the dreams of an autistic young boy named Charlie Bucket.
After failing to find a golden ticket that would have allowed him and his terminally ill grandfather to tour a local candy factory, Charlie goes deep inside his own mind as we, the viewers, are treated to a visually stunning spectacle. Charlie dreams of the chocolate factory as a surreal laboratory of sorts, where anything and everything is edible, and there are machines that can do the impossible. Of course we know that Willy Wonka's "Chocolate Factory" is just an escape mechanism that Charlie uses to get away from the harsh life of poverty and disease that is his…
Poor Charlie and his mother work their bollocks off for that lazy old git Grandpa Joe who claims he can't get out of bed, yet as soon as there's a chance to visit a chocolate factory he's up on his feet dancing!
Despite this little annoyance, I do love this film. It's just a classic that I watch every time it's on on a Sunday afternoon on Channel 5.
Shame on you Roald Dahl and Paramount pictures for exploiting little children and giving creepy uncles all over the world ideas on how to turn their creepy white van into a bait mobile filled with wonderful tasty treats made out of chocolate and taffy and gobstoppers.
Little Rusty: Wow, a van filled with candy!!!
Creepy Uncle: Hey little guy, do you want a ride in the candy mobile?
Little Rusty: Boy, do I? I can have all the candy in the world?
Creepy Uncle: You sure can little fella.
And before you know it, your kid is never to be found ever again. Ban This movie!!! Jesus loves you!!!
The one and only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is for the "Cheer Up Charlie" musical number, which to this day I am unable to sit through without almost falling asleep. Besides that, this film is flawless. Both hilarious and surprisingly dark in tone, Willy Wonka is even more rewarding as an adult than a child.
And now, if you'll excuse me, one of my guilty pleasures is starting on TV. A true Sunday afternoon treat.
A premier example of how best to exploit little people in films.
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