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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

                                                                   

Can I just say that CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY may well turn out to be the best, and most fun, film of 2005. I haven't enjoyed a film so much, nor smiled so much, in a very long time. Johnny Depp is absolutely superb, Freddie Highmore (Charlie) once again shows he is one of the best child actors around (I first saw him in Finding Neverland last year, in which he excelled and impressed Depp so much he got Burton to cast him as Charlie) and performances by everyone else (Helena Bonham-Carter, Chistopher Lee, et al) were brilliant.

The sets was magical, the squirrels fantastic, the whole film - wonderful.

I just got home (well, I did end up in a pub for a bit too you know!) but felt compelled to let you all know you should go and watch it!

Not 100% sure how it would stand up on repeat performances as this first time was just so amazing. But I'm SO glad I went ot see it and will twist everyone's arm into doing so. So....what are you waiting for? Stop reading this and go and book your tickets!!!!!

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reverend2001
Jul. 30th, 2005 11:17 am (UTC)
it is indeed the twisted genius film of the year.

snippets I love which won't kill the spoilers but you'll understand

cannibalism

I won't be here when you come home

The welcome show

2001 monkeys
anyeone
Jul. 30th, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC)
I loved this too :D The music was great and I got a kick out of Deep Roy's oompa-loompa. Johnny Depp was so creepy in the role, a very different interpretation to Gene Wilder's but quite fascinating and the backstory about Willy Wonka was a definite enhancement to the story.
littlestkobold
Jul. 30th, 2005 10:42 pm (UTC)
I was under the impression you had to get a golden ticket to be able to go?
fearie_in_boots
Jul. 31st, 2005 09:36 am (UTC)
is it better than the original though?????
angusabranson
Jul. 31st, 2005 10:26 am (UTC)
It's been a long while since I saw the original. I was actually suggesting that the original DVD should be hunted down and watched for further enjoyment and comparisons...

This one is (unsurprisingly with Burton/Depp) darker than I recall the Wilder version being. I think it probably is better as I don't remember falling in love with the original as much as I enjoyed this one on Friday!
ua_meruti
Jul. 31st, 2005 10:46 am (UTC)
Dammit! I have no girlfriend and under the "Laws of Manhood(tm)" I'm not allowed to see either chick or kids films on my own! Whatever shall I do?
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