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Posted: 12/18/2005 5:51:39 AM EDT
If this is a dupe I apologize, I did a search but I'm new at searching, so I might've f***ed it up

I just rented Charlie and the choc factory. I avoided it in the theaters because I was a big fan of the first one.

It was great! A little different, though I wasn't disappointed in the differences. Johnny Depp was hilarious in it.

What did you guys think?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:56:08 AM EDT
I just couldn't force myself to like anyone but Gene Wilder as Willy. Depp was cool, just didn't have the sarcasm and creep factor that Gene did. And the Oompa Loompa songs sucked, If they were supposed to be funny I woulldn't know cuz I couldn't understand a damn thing they were saying.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:10:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By geezhound:
I just couldn't force myself to like anyone but Gene Wilder as Willy. Depp was cool, just didn't have the sarcasm and creep factor that Gene did. And the Oompa Loompa songs sucked, If they were supposed to be funny I woulldn't know cuz I couldn't understand a damn thing they were saying.



I thought depp was creepier than wilder. That SMILE>>>? c'mon, pretty friggn creepy
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 10:40:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gunchyck:

Originally Posted By geezhound:
I just couldn't force myself to like anyone but Gene Wilder as Willy. Depp was cool, just didn't have the sarcasm and creep factor that Gene did. And the Oompa Loompa songs sucked, If they were supposed to be funny I woulldn't know cuz I couldn't understand a damn thing they were saying.



I thought depp was creepier than wilder. That SMILE>>>? c'mon, pretty friggn creepy



"I greet each of you and shake your hand warmly. Oh."

Cracked me up. Better than geno's I thought.

When asked why they were doing a remake, Depp wisely pointed out they were doing CHARLIE and the Chocolate factory, not Gene Wilder and the Chocolate factory.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 11:53:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ProfessorEvil:

Originally Posted By gunchyck:

Originally Posted By geezhound:
I just couldn't force myself to like anyone but Gene Wilder as Willy. Depp was cool, just didn't have the sarcasm and creep factor that Gene did. And the Oompa Loompa songs sucked, If they were supposed to be funny I woulldn't know cuz I couldn't understand a damn thing they were saying.



I thought depp was creepier than wilder. That SMILE>>>? c'mon, pretty friggn creepy



"I greet each of you and shake your hand warmly. Oh."

Cracked me up. Better than geno's I thought.

When asked why they were doing a remake, Depp wisely pointed out they were doing CHARLIE and the Chocolate factory, not Gene Wilder and the Chocolate factory.



This movie got into the psychological background that the first movie did not touch on, makes it worthy of a remake. The biggest challenge was to not compare it to the original, too much anyway.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 11:54:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ProfessorEvil:

Originally Posted By gunchyck:

Originally Posted By geezhound:
I just couldn't force myself to like anyone but Gene Wilder as Willy. Depp was cool, just didn't have the sarcasm and creep factor that Gene did. And the Oompa Loompa songs sucked, If they were supposed to be funny I woulldn't know cuz I couldn't understand a damn thing they were saying.



I thought depp was creepier than wilder. That SMILE>>>? c'mon, pretty friggn creepy



"I greet each of you and shake your hand warmly. Oh."

Cracked me up. Better than geno's I thought.

When asked why they were doing a remake, Depp wisely pointed out they were doing CHARLIE and the Chocolate factory, not Gene Wilder and the Chocolate factory.



I cracked up when veruca salt's dad asked if Charlie used the industrial Havermat to sort the nuts... and he said, "No way <<giggle, giggle>>, You're really weird." I started dying!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 10:51:35 AM EDT
I really like the first movie and had reservations about Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. But I saw it in the theatre and loved it! Johnny Depp is a wonderful, if flakey in real life, actor. It's on my "must buy" list.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 11:04:33 AM EDT
Ed Wood as Willy Wonka... Humm....
Oh hell.. now I have to see it!

Link Posted: 12/19/2005 11:11:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gunchyck:

Originally Posted By geezhound:
I just couldn't force myself to like anyone but Gene Wilder as Willy. Depp was cool, just didn't have the sarcasm and creep factor that Gene did. And the Oompa Loompa songs sucked, If they were supposed to be funny I woulldn't know cuz I couldn't understand a damn thing they were saying.



I thought depp was creepier than wilder. That SMILE>>>? c'mon, pretty friggn creepy



Depp was creepier.
Didn't care for the oompa loompas - too modern/edgy for me.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 11:27:42 AM EDT
Depp is a liberal, scumbag, America-hating, communist, scumbag, cocksucker, and I will not watch any movie he has association with.

Depp

Subtle?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 11:31:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By myitinaw:
Ed Wood as Willy Wonka... Humm....
Oh hell.. now I have to see it!




i think James Woods would be better.

haven't seen the new one though. don't plan on it either.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:29:25 PM EDT
I actually liked the remake better than the original.

Depp was brilliant, the kids were much better than the original kids, I loved the oompa loompa's. Every time they burst out in song it was like a freakish "Up with People" show.

The squirrel room had me peeing my pants.

"Daddy, I don't want a regular squirrel. I want a TRAINED Squirrel".

Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:33:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wildearp:
Depp is a liberal, scumbag, America-hating, communist, scumbag, cocksucker, and I will not watch any movie he has association with.

Depp

Subtle?



But, how do you REALLY feel about him?

Me thinks thou dost protest too much. C'mon, you are secretly in love with him, aren't you.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:56:45 PM EDT
Not a bad retelling of the tale but Depp's Wonka would have been much more interesting if he'd been as sly as Wilder's rather than just a sarcastic social retard.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 6:41:44 PM EDT
oompa loompa songs sucked. rest of the movie was excellent.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 7:12:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 7:14:50 PM EDT by triburst1]

Originally Posted By geezhound:
I just couldn't force myself to like anyone but Gene Wilder as Willy. Depp was cool, just didn't have the sarcasm and creep factor that Gene did. And the Oompa Loompa songs sucked, If they were supposed to be funny I woulldn't know cuz I couldn't understand a damn thing they were saying.



My only two complaints as well. The film was very well done, but Depp's Wonka wasn't as good and the broadway versions of the oompa loompa songs were goofy as hell.

ETA: Vince Vaughn would have been a great Wonka.
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