Fun for everyone
TheWolf - wrote on 07/30/07
This is a remake of a movie that was a big part of my childhood. Well a big part in the respect that every teacher in my grade school when they ran out of ideas and decided to have a movie day would play the original. So I wasn't sure what to expect when this came out. I was kind of looking forward to it, but at the same time when I heard that Johnny Depp was going to play Willie Wonka I began to fear that the movie was going to be awful. Well when I am proven to be wrong on my first impression that is almost always a good thing, especailly in this case. The movie is a much closer adaptation of Roahl Dahls classic book. Johnny Depp did a much better performance than I had expected. Casting Deep Roy is the only Oompa Loompa made the idea of the movie far more interesting too, the effects they used were stunning.
The songs were far different from the original in the respect that they were no so sing-songy like you find in most musicals, instead they were designed to hold the interests of the current generation.
I enjoyed this movie, the special effects were great, they did the best job of not trying to tread too much on the feet of the original film and keep this a completely separate entity.