Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Tim Burton's remake of the classic Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory both based on Roald Dahl's award-winning book. It stars Johnny Depp as Willie Wonka and Freddie Highmore as Charlie. We went and saw it at the drive in while we were on vacation.

Our family preferred the original over the remake. While the remake was stylish, fully half the movie was identical in content to the original while the remaining half of the film felt like tacked on scenes that didn't add much. While Depp was good in the role of Wonka, we all prefered the original cast over the new crew.

The overall family rating was 2.5 out of 5 stars.

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