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Charlie and the chocolate factory.......

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by akarit1, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. akarit1

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    Well, saw this yesterday at the request of my kidz.
    Not bad at all, it was more faithful to the book then the musical one, but you can't really compare the two as they are filmed from different perspectives.
    Either way, both are very good.
    The thing that made me cringe in the new version was those awful songs!!
    It wasn't as dark a film as I had been led to believe but you did get a sense of complete adventure compared to the older version which left a lot to your imagination. Overall I gave it a resounding 8.5/10.
     
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    Hmmm, I was really disappointed with this probably because I was expecting so much.

    Johnny Depp was excellent as always, but I though the original had a better sub plot with the end of this one being particulary disappointing.

    I didn't enjoy the Willy Wonka flash backs either which slowed the pace of the movie for me.
     
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    I thought the bits where Wonka went off into his own little world were the funniest thing about the film.
     
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    i agree about the sub standard ending, did not set it up for a sequel i wish they made great glass elevator rather than factory again.

    OOOhh and the annoying songs after each kid got dispatched......hated those. it was just ok not awful just ok :suicide:
     
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    i thought it was boring, but my nieces loved it.

    The original is far better.

    Burton should off done something different with it.

    And yes THE SONGS are so irratating.
     
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    I thought this film topped the original in every way possible.

    Brilliant.
     
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    Umpa-Lumpa ..... :suicide:
     
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    What he said.

    :thumbsdow
     
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    Tim Button definerly lost his way with this one. Its very diffcult not to compare a remake to the original, and i think it failed in that, in almost every way. If Mr Burton had gone for a darker approach (as was touted), it might have been saved, but alas this was a flat and dull trip through candy land, which even the talented Johnny Depp could not save. Charlie and the rest of the children looked about as awestruck as a trip to the local supermarket. And the parent characters were so weak, i've forgotten them already. The one exception was grandpa Joe, not from the strength of his character, but because the actor looked ready for peggin it (how old is that robins nest pot-washer now?). As for the umpa lumpa's and those awful songs......thats been said already.

    btw - anyone else notice that in the first hall of the factory, there were several chairs, tables and lamps laid out, as though they might have actualy cut a 'contract signing' scene (similar to the orginal) from the film?.
     
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    Saw this on Sunday. Thought it was excellent. :smashin:

    Seem to be the only one that liked the songs and the dance routines that went with them. Deep Roy (what a name) was an excellent choice to play the umpaa-lumpaas.

    Kind of think that Willy Wonka was played a bit like MJ showing kids round Neverland :eek:
     
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    Tut tut :)
     
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    I really liked the film and thought it was funny in parts. I had read the book by Roald Dhal when I was at school but I cannot comment how faithful the book was to the film.

    The film was a visual treat with some good performances from the cast. When the songs came on I found them unclear - this was the local Odeon's fault - and would you believe I paid 7.50 pounds to see this in Wimbledon Odeon. I do think it was worth the money though.
     
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    no, it was the fillm sound mixers fault - i couldnt hear half of the lyrics they were warbling out either, and this was on the main screen at a VUE cinema - where the sound is normally fine.
     
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    Yep, I saw it at a Vue screen in Leicester and not only were the songs naff but you could'nt hear the words properly.Maybe just as well!!
    But I thought the film was'nt that bad.
     
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    I saw this last night, and with low expectations, I had a fine time. It's no masterpiece, that's for sure, but a decent Sunday afternoon TV movie kinda film.

    I liked the choreography on the songs, but I couldn't understand word one of the lyrics. I tried reading the lips of the Umpa-Lumpa, but that just made it harder, as he appeared to be singing a different song most of the time.

    Several of the shots looked like the principals were just standing in front of a green screen. For a film that uses this much CGI, that's unforgivable. But, I was entertained. A few good laughs, and some nice subtle absurdities that I enjoyed.
     
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    I enjoyed it, though I do agree that you couldn't hear half the songs.

    Best quotes

    "This is the puppet burn treatment ward. <small silence> It's new."

    "Everything here is edible, children. Even me. But that is what's called cannibalism, and is frowned upon in most cultures"
     
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    Just in the door from seeing this, took a bunch of kids - the girls liked it but the boys thought the same as me..the original was better..no one liked the flashbacks or the songs. The only 2 laughs in the cinema were at the same joke - where he bangs his head against the glass elevator, which was given away in the trailer..

    Overall a well made disappointment - each 'event' where the kids were struck off just felt frustratingly unsatisfying...I missed the Slugworth character from the first, you can't beat a bit of child catcher menace to make you remember a film and I thought the ending was a bit of a mess too..

    Sadly I'll have to give this one 5/10 - mainly for the art direction

    berth :boring:
     
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    I dont think I will be seeing this at the cinema or on rental. Looks like a bored sunday sky tv job.
     

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