August 10th, 2005


Oompa Radar (Part I)

Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Last Wednesday addedentry and I decided to take advantage of Orange Wednesdays to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In preparation for this we'd watched Mel Stuart's original film version (O for the first time, I for the umpteenth).

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was ... interesting. It was also quite an enjoyable way to pass a couple of hours, but that's not going to stop me dissecting it a bit more. If you just want an executive summary, though, I'd say: if you like Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, then there's plenty here for you. If you like Roald Dahl's book, then there's probably just about enough here for you, though you may be frustrated by some changes. If you like Oompa Loompas, you'll be in seventh heaven, because there's hundreds of the freaky little beggars, though of course they're all the same person really. (If you like Oompa-Loompa-music, you probably need help.)

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