I don't know whether I should just curl up into a ball and rocking back and forth after watching this movie, or just shakes my head in disbelief that Tim Burton just managed to shattered my perfect world into a world of unpredictable and weirdness? Dear Michael Jackson, if you wanna see how people look at you, and you wonder why they call you Wacko Jacko, you should see this movie. Man, talk about Howard Hughes in Valium. Like a calm before a storm...and you realize that that storm is already wreck your brain and manage to convince yourself it's only a breeze. My friend was freaking out when the movie suddenly change into a darker tone. Melting singin dolls face, everyone? Hahaha.
Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) comes from a poor family, and spends most of his time dreaming about the chocolate that he loves but usually can't afford. Things change when Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp), head of the very popular Wonka Chocolate empire, announces a contest in which five gold tickets have been hidden in chocolate bars and sent throughout the country. The kids who find the tickets will be taken on a tour of Wonka's chocolate factory and get a special glimpse of the wonders within. Charlie finds a ticket, along with four other children much naughtier than him. The tour of the factory will hold more than a few surprises for this bunch.
I guess the main thing why I wanted to watch this movie was because of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder, which is one of my favorite movies of all time. The music and the acting from the original one stays with me forever, and I'd like to compare it to the new one starring Johnny Depp. First of all; don't compare it. This movie is totally different from the original one. Based much faithful from the novel rather than just a remake. And much much more darker and psychedelic. I found myself snickered along the way with the performances although the movie isn't funny at all. The music is forgettable, unfortunately. I don't even know the lyrics and the music that being introduced.
Johnny Depp once again really great posing into this character, totally different from his previous perfomances. His work usually at his best when he teams up with Tim Burton, in my humble opinion. It's a dream world only Tim Burton can create and it really feels not real which I think it's a nice gesture from him because as a director he really breaks the tradition of not making a remake, but instead making it as his movie. I applaud his creativity on this one. And yet, I don't feel touch much in this movie. Indeed it is very different, but it fails to evoke my emotion. Too bad...
Due to my hectic schedule, I will not be able to review all new movies every week. I apologize. I will however review some older movies from DVDs from time to time. Thank you for understanding.
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