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Old 11-27-2005, 11:54 PM   #76
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The new one.

Johnny Depp has a kind of wierd Michael Jackson vibe going on throughout the movie, but it is definitely worth the watching.

Much closer to the book. The morality tale aspects are very, very clear.

There is a wee little Tim Burton-y touch which alters the storyline, but it works.

The Oompa-Loompas are quite disturbing. Beautifully done.

There's this effect too, with many of the characters' eyes and skin, that is just creepily perfect.

There are a couple of things that I assume are nods to the Original Film ... some of the things in the Chocolate Mixing Room, for example, are very like the world of Pure Imagination that Gene Wilder introduced us to.

I watched it with my friend's kids tonight, and am looking forward to seeing it again without family-style interruptions ("Can you put it on pause, I have to go to the bathroom." "Is that a real chocolate bar?" "Aunt Teeva!! Krysta sat on my bear. She squished it!!")
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