Friday, July 15, 2005

Willy Wonka! Willy Wonka!







It was awesome.


And if he used Keith Richards for inspiration before, this time it was Michael Jackson.

12 comments:

Headless-in-GR said...

I don't know why, but the first production of Charie and the Chocolate Factory gave me the serious creeps!!!

So I'm afraid to go see this one - though I am a fan of Mr. Depp.

Quotidian Grace said...

That was exactly the remark my husband made 30 seconds into seeing the Willy Wonka character.

Didn't you love the oompa-loompas? Warning to those who have never read Roald Dahl--this is not a story for young children, it's quite dark, and the novel is even darker than this movie version.

St. Casserole said...

Just looking at Depp in the Movie Poster gives me the creeps. I'm not sure I want to see this one. I saw the Gene Wilder one years ago.
I agree with Grace about the Dahl books. So dark and miserable. I've wondered if he even liked children.
I saw "The Wedding Crashers" last night with LH and laughed all the way through it. Not for the timid who want kind language, though.

Songbird said...

That picture is very creepy. We were thinking of going today, but #2 Son has a terrible cough, so we may wait.I'm sort of into Johnny Depp these days, so I'm sure it won't be much longer before we see it.
The book is quite nasty, and even Gene Wilder had his way-scary moments.

Headless-in-GR said...

This is really interesting! I never knew it was suppose to be dark! I haven't read the books and I saw the first one when I was a kid, so now I don't feel so stupid about being "scared!"

No more will my friends make fun of me!

Ah, the more you know...

SpookyRach said...

I saw the Gene Wilder version whenever possible as a child and we made my mother read us the book over and over again. I never had any idea, as a child, that it was dark. I just loved it.

'Course, maybe that explains some of who I am today. Hmmm...

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I have just so got to see it!!

PPB said...

I really want to see it, too.
Willie Wonka was my favorite movie as a child.

Songbird said...

We went this afternoon. I really enjoyed it. I haven't seen many of Tim Burton's movies (Big Fish and before that you have to go all the way back to Batman in 1989--wow, I'm old), but I appreciated his creepy-funny vision of the factory, the world and the character of Willy Wonka. The Princess, who read the book last year, tells me there were many changes, but seemed to agree that Dahl is creepy-funny, too.
I liked the scoring of the movie, but didn't think the songs were great--they used Dahl's words, but they were very hard to understand.
All in all, however, I enjoyed it and can imagine watching it again.

reverendmother said...

The Michael Jackson thing is going to be hard for me to get over.

But I [heart] Johnny Depp. And my love is real, going all the way back to 21 Jump Street.

SpookyRach said...

I agree with you Songbird on the music. Danny Elfman is one of my favorite composers, just as Tim Burton is my favorite director and Johnny Depp my favorite actor. So I was predestined to love this movie, I guess. The music was great but I had no idea what the words were to most of the songs.

RM - You know, I never watched 21 Jump Street that much and it wasn't until years later when Jackson pointed it out to me, that I realized that was Depp.

Just a thought to make this a too damn long comment: If you like weird, check out Johnny Depp in Crybaby. Its like a cross between Grease and the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

jonboy said...

Well, we went to see the movie with Rach and Jackson and my 5-year-old daughter loved it. Of course, she asked me as we were walking out of the theatre, "Da-da, was Willia a boy or a girl?"