There are many films which should never fall victim to the modern bastardization Hollywood calls "a reboot."
This is one of them.
Gene Wilder shines in every single scene, especially the Wonkatania scene. His portrayal was perfect, and he gave the character exactly the measure of sweetness, satire, and sarcastic edge necessary. No one else should have ever even tried to fill his purple velvet coat and tan top hat.
The film is an excellent adaptation of the book, remaining very faithful to the action, characterizations, and pacing. I have loved both the book and the film since I was a kid, and no matter how many times I watch it, I always laugh at Gene Wilder's effortless, sharp but understated delivery. His mad genius persona is so well-played that you wonder if he's truly acting.
The world of comedy misses you, Mr. Wilder.