Product: Feature film
- Release: 2005
- Director: Tim Burton
- Writer: Roald Dahl (book), John August (screenplay)
- Starring: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly
- Duration: 115 minutes
- Genre: Fantasy, adventure, family, comedy
- Story: A kid name Charlie wins a tour to the greatest but mysterious chocolate factory, led by the world’s most unusual chocolatier, Willy Wonka.
“Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka. The amazing chocolatier. Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka. Everybody give a cheer! Hooray! He’s modest, cIever and so smart. He barely can restrain it. With so much generosity. There is no way to contain it! To contain it… to contain, to contain, to contain! Hooray!”
Yups, it’s Johny Depp again. With his freak characters again. This time he plays a candy and chocolate maker. An owner of super chocolate factory. That very success factory was shut down years ago because of some spies who stole the secret recipe for the envious competitors. Wonka’s factory then had became a mysterious huge place that people around never saw any human activity inside.
It was fun, actually, watching the visual of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I love the theme too, which brings us to such classical dilemma: lovely family or great career. Charlie who wins the prize of Mr Wonka’s factory tour (you’ll see that it’s very predictable that Charlie would finally win) has to choose those too.
However, I didn’t enjoy the factory tour itself. I don’t know, it’s kind of boring for me. Maybe because it’s too… what do you say, surrealistic?
The singing-English Oompa-Loompas too. I don’t see they (well, actually “he” because it’s one man show, played by Deep Roy) are cute. But, the tiny Roy must did a great job in this movie. I can figure out how difficult it was and how much time Roy had to put in to do all the things Oompa-Loompas did.
I won’t say any further about this crunchy movie, except that I pretty enjoyed it. Score: 3 stars of 5.