Tim Burton is making new version of Wille Wonka and the chocolate Factory, starring Johnny Depp in the title role. (With Burton? What a surprise!)
I think it could be decent IF (and only if) there are no old farts singing and dancing, oh yeah and no singing Oompa Loompahs, Just no singing and dancing, please, I’ll be happy.
When I saw the movie as a kid I was rather creeped out by a kid having to live with four old people who all lived in the same bed. But not as much as… shudder… the WonkaWash.
I did Okay Mom said in the theatre with the Psychedelic acid trip boat ride, it freaked me out I know a little, but I didn’t panic or scream or anything – the dreaded Wonka Wash that was my undoing.
I don’t know if it was the mountains of bubbles, the car being open in it, or the fact they were being wrung out and squeezed by that machine – No idea. But it evidentially freaked me the hell out enough I was bawling trying to run away.
Now his office, were everything was cut in half, I kept expecting something come and cut charlie in half I know that.
In retrospect, I thin the entire movie freaked me out, the Wonka Wash was just snapped the last straw on sanity.
The movie is definitely, I think, a LOT too weird for kids I mean Augustus getting stuck in the tube, that girl turning into a blueberry, the other girl falling down the chute, the boy being shrunk – that scary stuff to a six year old.
This is why I say Willie Wonka should never bee seen by small children, the people who made it were smoking crack, or some like substance. That crap scars you for life.
Tim Burton can’t make it any worse, I guess, even if he is going to make a darker version. I can’t imagine though a director I’d rather do it.