Imagination is something we all cherish, but director Tim Burton brings his to life like no one else. Sure most credit goes to the awsome Roald Dahl who wrote the book, but watching Burton’s visions is a treat to the eyes. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hits the “oooo-aaaaah” button in your brain quite a few times with its’ whirlwind of colors, fun props, and scenery, beautifully rendered on screen.
The cast is wonderful, and Johnny Depp does a fantastic job of Willy Wonka. Teetering on the line between insane and inspired, the character of Wonka is enjoyably removed from reality, a real nut job whose off the cuff comments are rude but poignant. One aspect of the film which I deeply enjoyed was that the characters were well set up and fleshy. You know who these people are, even Willy has a wonderful back-story, and you want to go on the journey with them.
I would suggest seeing this film, even if you gotta pay full price, because it is unique, fun, and will keep you entranced for two hours in a neat little world where physics may or may not apply.
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