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?
I need a Wonka coat.
Maybe the best interpretation of Dahl's unique fantasy.
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.
Suck it, Tim Burton.
I loved this book growing up and it really is one of the more perfect films from my childhood...and it was made 8 years before I was born!!!
The kids are all fantastic and the ways they got them all were pretty fantastic. The music is great. The Oompa Loompa song is a classic. Discovering all this candy is such an adventure.
But the real star here is Wilder. He is so good. At times he can be the warmest person on screen, other a psycho(the boat scene) and in one scene he's a total a-hole! He was perfection in this role.
I also think they really got the feel of how it used to be with candy stores and…
A film has to be good if you have watched it over 100 times and thoroughly enjoy it every single time. Absolute classic!
Boy, this movie brings back childhood memories of watching it several times in my past. It is a classic and will remain so, after forty-two years it has lived up to this day as a movie well-suited for generations past, present and future to enjoy. The simple story of imagination and common yearning for something wonderful is charming. This movie has you root for the small guy, and Charlie Bucket is that guy. Charlie and his family are extremely misfortunate and one thing, like a golden ticket to a chocolate factory, could change all of that. This movie is so delightful and fun to watch, time after time, and never lets down. Everybody at some point needs to see this.
Child Actors are uneven, Gene Wilder is wonderful in his controlled insanity
Simply one of the most delightful movies ever made. Gene Wilder is nothing short of brilliant. This is one of those films you can totally geek out about.
Can you find the Shakespeare quotes? From what famous poem is "We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of the dreams" taken from. Why does Willy use a cane and fall into a summersault when he first appears?
Great lessons wrapped in delicious, chocolaty fun.
Last time I watched this film I was a kid, and I still love it now as much as I did then. The actors in it, are exactly how Roald Dahl described them. The story is good, and its interesting and fun to watch. Its not a movie for any sort of person in particular, anyone could enjoy this.
"But Charlie, don't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted."
A few notes about the classic Fantasy film:
- It's all well and good that Charlie is given the factory, but there won't be much of it left after the parents of the four kids sue the fuck out of Wonka for traumatizing their children.
- Wonka really seemed to know whom the tickets were going too, as evident by the Slugworth planting. Got to give to props to Wonka, that mother fucker thinks ahead.
- Grampa Joe is the biggest scumbag ever, seriously, the man is so self absorbed all throughout the film. I lost count of how many times he built up…
[rifftrax] A lot of famous songs. A lot of really bad kid acting. Weird having NPH as one of the two rifftrax guys.
This is the film that makes me want to go out get my friends and make a movie. This is my favorite movie of all time it is magical ,charming,fun,touching,and overall perfect it is truly SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS.
This movie works best when the film is on full out satire mode. The little pieces of life that Dahl dreams up about people looking for the golden tickets are just perfect. The other things that work Wilder's acting and the crazy set design in the factory.
Unfortunately the kid playing Charlie is terrible. *sigh*