#239732 - 07/16/0511:43 AMRe: Just Saw Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
Depp's the best part of the movie. Gene Wilder's interpretation never felt like he truly loved sweets...this film shows us why Willy's life revolves around them.<br><br>The CGI on the Oompa Loompas is totally transparent. It's used only to multiply them and let them do flips in a few scenes. I love that they're really small, too... not just midget height. Though I don't know why they picked such a rough-looking guy to play the part. From the illustrations in the book I read in elementary school, the Loompas looked more like Thing 1 and Thing 2 from The Cat in the Hat. They had crazy hair and would somersault and tumble all over the place. The 1971 film had, what, five of them? There's a horde of them here that swarm around the kids, and that's a bit more faithful to the illustrations I remember.<br><br>The film moves along very quickly. Not much time or buildup is given to finding the golden tickets. Like I said earlier, there was more drama in the 1971 film. We're also let in on Willy's intentions early on that this whole contest is a setup to get Charlie to inherit the factory, rather than feeling like the kids were chosen randomly.<br><br>
#239735 - 07/16/0503:05 PMRe: Just Saw Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
He also played the little psychic lady in Poltergeist. But I digress... I SAID I DIGRESS!!!!!! STOP TALKING ABOUT MIDGETS!<br><br>F4 got 23%, and we both liked that. Something's rotten over at RottenTomatoes! Could it be... THE CRITICS??? Or should I say the "craptics??" HAHAHAH!<br><br>
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