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Movie Series - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 film based on the 1964 Roald Dahl novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It starred Gene Wilder in the title role, and was directed by Mel Stuart. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score.

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1 Johnny Depp remake So creepy and wrong!
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2 Never Boned Still rocks.
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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4 Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka shouldve chosen someone else
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1 I love the 1971 version with Gene Wilder. The 2005 version with Johnny Depp was okay, though I thought it was pointless to remake. -- Submitted By: (TomPettyFan) on November 21, 2018, 1:34 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams." -- Submitted By: (Jp) on June 20, 2012, 9:48 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
3 The original movie with Gene Wilder was one that did NOT require a remake, plain and simple. But, as always, the top brass in Hollywood demonstrate they have sewage for brains. I wouldn't touch the remake with Depp with a 10-foot pole (or a 7-foot Lithuanian). -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on November 6, 2010, 10:38 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Oompa Loompa Doompadee Dorrible.... The version with Depp was totally horrible..... -- Submitted By: (dr_sarcastor) on September 16, 2010, 5:35 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Dahl was one of the two writers on the 1971 movie's screenplay. Maybe he did hate how it turned out, but honestly I had never heard anyone complain about the original movie until Burton started talking about remaking it. Yes of course things were changed from the book, but name me one movie adaptation of a book that didn't change things? Even Burton added stuff about Willy Wonka's relationship with his dad. (Which he ripped off from his own Edward Scissorhands, complete with horror icon as "dad".) There are things I really like about Burton's version, but when it comes down to it, he miscast Willy Wonka, arguably the most important character. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on September 16, 2010, 1:55 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 I **have** read the book, and I say Burton owes Dahl an apology. Or would if Dahl were still alive -- maybe he should make amends via seance. The musical numbers in the original actually **do** fit with the book: In the book, after each of the children leaves the tour (due to falling victim to his/her vice), the Oompa-Loompas come out and sing a sing about it, delivering a lesson in the process. The idea of singing and dancing Oompa-Loompas didn't just spring from Mel Stuart's skull! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on June 17, 2010, 7:04 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 jconifer, I have heard that. I have never read the book, but I have heard that line of reasoning from those who defend Burton's movie. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on June 16, 2010, 4:24 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are best friends so it was given that Depp would have the role whether he deserved it or not. That isn't reason to let that bug me, Burton's adaptation was more inline with the book, and is therefore the one that deserves to be enjoyed. The earlier Gene Wilder movie, in spite of being a classic, was made for the wrong reason. The studio wanted a family friendly film with musical numbers, much against the tone of the book. And I know there will always be people that prefer the older movie, but if those people took the time to read Dahl's book, they would be owing Tim Burton an apology. -- Submitted By: (jconifer7) on June 15, 2010, 3:11 pm - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
9 Oddly enough, Gene Wilder was not even NEAR the first choice for the role of Wonka. Dahl considered Spike Milligan to be the perfect choice for the role. Also it's interesting that Roald Dahl himself was ultimately very unhappy with this particular adaptation of his story. Unfortunately, we'll never know if he would've considered Burton's adaptation any better. http://www.answers.com/topic/willy-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on June 15, 2010, 12:24 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I guess I am one of the few who would vote "Didn't bone". Yeah, Depp's version of Wonka was a little Michael Jacksonish, but it was still something different, something with a different spin to it, and I didn't mind it at all. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on June 15, 2010, 12:43 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
11 I'm not a huge fan of either film and find both disturbing in different ways, but I would say I still prefer the Gene Wilder version. Even with all his faults, he has some redeeming qualities. I didn't find any with Johnny Depp's version. Instead, I found a Michael Jackson clone when Jackson was at his strangest. Not only that, the outside storylines were annoying and stupid and the whole new film was too "Tim Burtonized", if you know what I mean. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on June 14, 2010, 8:14 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
12 I will go against the grain and say all in all I prefer the Burton remake. It just seems more in Roald Dahl's tone, had a better visual flair but I do agree the flashbacks were unnecessary. Both performances are different takes on Willy Wonka and both show his unkind, eccentric nature. I reckon most of the disdain of the remake is on the belovedness of the original, which should not be. This is just my honest opinion. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on June 13, 2010, 6:24 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
13 Couldn't have said it better myself, Panda. -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on August 6, 2009, 2:00 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
14 Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka and that version is definitive. It variates from the book here and there obviously, but it is a classic. Great music (I'm not the only one who loves Cheer Up, Charlie, am I?) and great characters all around. In addition to Wilder, I love Mr. Salt's actor and I love Jack Albertson as Grandpa Joe. The factory has both sequences that make me smile and tear up from nostalgia and still cringe in fear and get goosebumps from. For whatever reason, Tim Burton decided he had to do a remake. I thought, okay, this could be good. He's kind of a dark and twisted sensibility mixed with melancholy humor. I think that works, considering the subject matter of the book (naughty children are horribly mutilated for their misdeeds). And he had the great Johnny Depp for his Willy Wonka. I was nervous, because Wilder is so definitive in the role but I thought Depp's ability would make it at least a comparable effort. But I was wrong! Depp's characterization was not only far and away from the book, but also completely creepy and ultimately boring. The good parts of the movie were overshadowed by Burton's lack of focus: choosing to make Wonka a more "human" character by showing flashbacks of him as a child and interacting with his father and even the subplot at the end of finding his father made the movie drag on, it made the pace way off, and it destroyed Wonka's character completely, as previous to this, he seemed almost other-worldly. The remake was a completely unnecessary and disappointing effort. -- Submitted By: (SamuraiPanda201) on July 23, 2009, 10:00 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
15 I don't like to speak ill of the recently departed, but Johnny Depp's portayal of Willy Wonka was so creepily similar to Michael Jackson in his "pedophile on trial" days that it was extremely off-putting. On top of that, the movie was a snoozer. Gene Wilder still owns the Willy Wonka role - accept no substitutes. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 13, 2009, 6:50 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
16 Gene Wilder owns the role of Willy Wonka, Johnny Depp playing it like a creepy pedophile and adding all the superfluous sub-plots ruined the movie -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 11, 2009, 10:02 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
17 The original version of this movie is far creepier than the remake. I found the remake less scary and less annoying, however I didn't love it and was not very excited by Depp's portrayal of Wonka. I say this "series" boned from the get go. -- Submitted By: (Spooky) on May 21, 2009, 9:45 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
18 I don't hate Johnny Depp, but in the Willy Wonka remake, he looks like...like...*shudders* -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 7, 2009, 1:53 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
19 I agree that Johnny Depp ruined the series. Isn't Johnny Depp the kind of person we tell our kids to be aware of? -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on May 7, 2009, 12:31 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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