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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'm going to be blunt, what's a movie that REALLY fucked with your head when you were a REALLY little kid? Not necessarily scared you, or even gave you nightmares, just one that ALWAYS confused you.
For 14 years, that movie for me has always been "Will Wonka & the Chocolate Factory". I know it seems weird to say, but it's always been such an oddity within the back of my mind yet not for the reasons you may think.
It was probably my first real "WTF?" movie because I never could say if I liked it or not. Then again, I've only seen it once when I was four years old. I remember renting it from a local video store,…
CW: Racism/imperialism, food, sizeism/ableism?
"What must that factory smell like?" I asked my roommate as we watched the opening credits. Chocolate powder like flowing clouds, folding sheets of chocolate rippling, little kisses coming from a machine, the whole sequence is more evocative to me than the most erotic moment in the most erotic film. It demands bodily reaction. It seeps from the television screen and charges my blood with sweetness. It's not the most delicious moment in the film, though.
I knew, going in, that this film would not meet my standards. I knew that the Oompa Loompas are offensive, exploitation of little people for the sake of exoticism and a horrifying pro-slavery metaphor that is not at all masked…
Don't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted. He lived happily ever after.
I wanted to write a full review of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory much sooner, but every place in the state was sold out of bluray copies, so I had to wait a little for a mail order to come in. The truth is, Gene Wilder was practically a part of my life growing up. Everyone who watches films has most likely seen at least one of the 22 feature length films he's been in, and almost all of them are considered great classics. As much as I adore The Producers, Wilder's greatest role will always be Willy Wonka. The…
Goddamnit 2016! What did this beautiful Saint ever do to you? Why would you pluck such a tender and loving human from our midst like Gene? All he ever did was bring joy and happiness to millions of people for so long. We've lost one of the most charming and loving actors today, I think I died a little inside.
Someone form a circle around Gene Hackman before anything else happens.
Maybe the best interpretation of Dahl's unique fantasy.
people love this I guess but overall it isn't that sweet
One of my favorite childhood classics.
The greatest kid's movie ever made. R.I.P. Mr Wilder.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is an old-fashioned fairy tale with a Wizard of Oz musical slant: scaring real lessons into children while simultaneously dazzling them with wondrous whimsy. For all the colorful set design and enchanting musical numbers, there is a consistent undertone of danger that perpetuates throughout. In this somewhat paradoxical aspect, Wonka's factory is the original Mirror of Erised from Harry Potter: reflecting back the desires and disappointments of its visitors right back at them.
For the awful (but perfectly cast) children grubbing their way into the factory, it's a substitute parent who left patience at the door. Their combined greed and selfishness will ultimately lead them down an unhappy path, and the factory has a wicked…
This movie was a big part of my childhood. The film is full of catchy songs and life lessons which are hilariously dark to watch now as an adult. I remember parts of the film used to scare me as a child, like the psychedelic boat ride through the tunnel, but mostly this movie is great lighthearted fun. Gene Wilder does a terrific job in the lead and plays the character as both whimsical and sarcastic which is endlessly entertaining to watch. Definitely one of the best kids movies, and still a great movie to watch all these years later.
Great fable. One of Gene Wilder's best.
The production design & the Oompah Loompahs are also worth the price of admission. Colorful characters well cast. Some hilarious laugh out loud moments. The only downside is some of the musical numbers are better than others. Can't help but feel sad when I hear pure imagination though. Now that Wilder, the hands down better Wonks, is no longer with us.
“But Charlie, don't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted.”
“He lived happily ever after.”
I usually tend to appreciate a well known artist’s work right after they’re passing. Whether it be because people do enough honoring for me to finally check out what they have done, or I’m just trying to ride the bandwagon, it’s a sad way to get to know someone. When it comes to Gene Wilder, I kind of still didn’t appreciate what he had to offer after watching Young Frankenstein a few months back, which wasn’t as funny as I expected. However, after watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, my appreciation for him has definitely grown…
Candy Man, Wonkavision y Gene Wilder
Absolutely wonderful in many ways. Gene Wilder is geniously bonkers in this charming classic.
Pretty self-explanatory question, but one I find very interesting.
Which film made you love film? What movie ignited your love…
innovative means of cinematic meditation and,
thus, freshly developed processes of perception.
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