Sure Gene Wilder was perfect, giving a less manic and more controlled performance as was his way in the earlier part of his career ... but the rest of the film left a lot to be desired. The kid performances, the sets, the dialogue .. it didn't really capture the vision of Dahl.palusami said:i'm still a little confused as to why they felt a need to remake this particular movie (aside from $$ obviously). the original w/gene wilder was perfect. that said, i think burton/depp would do a good job. depp is a great actor and one of my favorites.
Looks like a Tim Burton film. Surreal, dark slapstick humour. I'm kinda getting tired of it, actually. It's a pity Johnny Depp looks so... wussy.Jalexster said:http://movies.yahoo.com/movies/feature/charlieandthechocolatefactory.html
Yeah, it's not on the Apple trailers section. Never mind. The film looks freaky. Johnny Depp was a good choice.
yeah, can anyone say batman returns?jayscheuerle said:Personally, I think Tim Burton is an awful director, but a wonderful stylist. He has serious problems telling a coherent story, but he did a fine job with Big Fish.
The looks of his movies are great, but the stories often leave you feeling empty...
Ack thanks wordmunger, now I'm going to have that song in my head all weekend!wordmunger said:(though I hope they keep the Oompa-loompa song), but visually this doesn't look to me to be too much different from the original.
................arghhhhh!!!!!!!!!Oompa Loompa doompadee doo
I've got another puzzle for you
Oompa Loompa doompadah dee
If you are wise you'll listen to me
i agree. the original version was very dark and scary to me too. the movie was exceptionally visual and creepy for its time. i looked over the trailer for the latest movie. i realize that its just a small snippet of the new movie but i don't see anything fantastically different over the original.wordmunger said:Interesting that people see this as so different from the original. The original, to me, was quite dark. I suppose it could be worth the update if they improve the music (though I hope they keep the Oompa-loompa song), but visually this doesn't look to me to be too much different from the original.
That's exactly what I was thinking. Wilder's character was an eccentric genius with a dark side, this he/she/it is just creepy weird. There's a big difference.Mr. Anderson said:What's with the androgynous Johny Depp?!?
Watch out for the K'nids! (Is that how it's spelled? Been so long since I read that book... )MacFan26 said:cool, I'll be excited to see this movie. I'm not a huge fan of Burton's, but I did really like Ed Wood. Johnny Depp is one of my favorite actors, I love how he plays his characters, they're always memorable (at least in my opinion). My mom hated the original, but I liked it. Did anyone happen to read the sequel Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator? That was...interesting, lol