Five lucky children win a tour of the mythical
chocolate factory owned by Willy Wonka.
Charlie and the
The original is always better than the remake. That is a fact. It remains a fact in this case, with Tim Burton using his trademark brand of weird to redesign the classic story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory into his own image. The film isn't terrible, but it lacks the charm of the 1971 film.
Johnny Depp is actually a terrible Willy Wonka. Speaking as someone who will forever consider Gene Wilder the one and only Wonka, Depp was poorly cast. He plays Wonka as a creepy loner who's obsessed with candy and hates children. The children, however, were cast perfectly, especially Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket. Highmore is actually a lot more honest and innocent than the original Charlie and his chemistry with the late David Kelly was believable.
The Oompa Loompas were actually a lot creepier in this film too. Kenyan actor Deep Roy played every single one of them and even though the songs they used were the ones from Dahl's novel, they came across as annoying. I much prefer the original's songs and consider this to be one of Tim Burton's biggest misfires.