Saturday, February 18, 2012

Why Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Beats Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

I was just surfing the tube yesterday and naturally, one of my commercial pitstops is ABC family.  Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory was playing.  Let me update everyone who doesn't already know taht I LOVE the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the old Willy Wonka movie is old and creeps me out.  I allowed myself to become extremely critical and I came up with these reasons why the new movie whomps the old movie.

1) Old Charlie = really really not cute and really really bad actor.



    New Charlie = really really cute and really really good actor.
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2) 1st movie = waaaay too much boring singing

(this is the mom about to sing cheer up charlie...gag me.)

3) New movie...MAGICAL...and appropriately creepy



Old factory = looks like a nasty old water park with rusty water

3) I like the new oompa loompas much better :)..I don't dream about them murdering me in the night.

VERSUS

4) The new cast had so much more character.

Versus

5) The background stories were priceless
(I couldn't Find a picture of willy wonka with headgear...forgive me.)

"This is the puppet hospital and burn center. It's relatively new." 

6) Johnny Depp's entrance beats Gene Wilder's
















7) Creeper Gene Wilder...he ate the flower by choice...that was not in the script.
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8) Slugworth was basically cut in the new movie...loved that.




9) It was just a better movie.  People who say the new movie is too scary and creepy should go learn how to not be such babies.  I distinctly remember going to that movie with the Weenigs and laughing from the beginning to the end.  I remember finishing the old movie for the first time and feeling really uncomfortable.

That's that.

HaleyJ


4 comments:

  1. My, how I've missed your blog insights.

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  2. Also the old movie suggests drug induced hallucinations. IE really scary images in the tunnel on the chocolate/rusty river.

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  3. amen to alllll of this.
    also I vaguely remember seeing this with you in theaters on a doubledate.. maybe it was too good to be true.

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  4. I really do enjoy gene wilder...but overall agree. Headgear wonka makes me laugh harder than, flower eating wonka any day :) (ps...I like that you brought back recess's priceless word: whomps) I will use it from now on.

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