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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.
I've never seen so many false lies and descriptions of a movie from the advertisements in my life! Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory definitely earns that distinction where trailers and studio's descriptions can be misleading, as you're meant to believe that you're about to enter into a colorful world filled with chocolate galore and witnessing "the happiest place on earth". Nope, all we get is the colorful but dark and disturbing mind of an offball candy maker who has a weird fascination of scaring little children. And I loved every minute of it.
Gene Wilder plays Willy Wonka, the crazed candy maker who invites five "lucky" children into his secret and mysterious chocolate factory, with the promise of a…
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…
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.
I liked it as a kid, though back then, it did leave me with a "So, um, uh...why, again?" feeling, and I knew I didn't like it as much as other kids did.
One of my 1000 recommended films.
This masterful adaptation was carried by excellent casting of Gene Wilder, and will endure long into the future.
Come with me, and you'll be, in a wooooorld of pure fucking terror at screamy Gene and his decapitated chicken tunnel. It's indicative of the singularity of Dahl's style that his works have manifested in such varied interpretations, none quite capable of interpreting his world without distorting its unique oddity; even more so than Roeg's The Witches, Willy Wonka comes awfully close, all the while adding in its own dash of classical Hollywood musical magic.
First time seeing it, believe it or not, and it was... weird.
I liked Charlie and the Chocolate Factory better. #dealwithit
A wonderful musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic, wish I had seen it as a child.
Willy Wonka is Snowpiercer and the people touring the factory are the audience
I still think this movie is about straight-up child murder.
Would have been a 4 star if it wasn't for the dumb last line in the movie...Also, how pissed would you be if you've been cleaning out your grandpa's bed pan and bringing him stuff constantly and then come to find out....He could walk the whole damn time! Frickin Grandpa Joe almost ruined the whole thing for Charlie by convincing him to get into the flying bubbles too! Great movie though, and you notice a lot more creepy moments as an adult
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