Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Reviews
Gene Wilder excels himself as Willy Wonka, and his remarkable talent is the driving force of the film. As for the child actors, Veruca is easily the best, and I thoroughly enjoyed her little musical number - that none of the other children got the luxury of having! However, the Oompa Loompa songs were monotonous and extremely boring; yet I'll guess we'll have to forgive them due to the inclusion of the classic 'Pure Imagination', and who can forget 'The Candy Man'!
As for the visuals, however, I can't really comment - anything that's the height of technology in 1971, is going to be extremely outdated in 2016. In spite of this, 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' still has a timeless feel to it, although the dated atmosphere is likely to be more greatly appreciated by children of the era.
Although I do prefer the 2005 adaptation of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', this will always be one of my favourites and is wholly deserving of its 'classic status'!
I rate this movie 9/10 stars. I still vividly remember my reaction to the first time I saw this classic movie. It made me dream for days about Wonka's amazing room of imagination. The characters are all unique in their own ways and the creativity and plot of this movie are fantastic! I've never seen any movie like it before! They did make an updated version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but in my opinion, the original movie is better, other opinions may vary. I mean who doesn't like a movie about candy? Overall, I love this movie and I believe you will too!
I never tire of seeing this film which has many memorable characters, sets, and songs. And I always get a lump in my throat towards the end too. The original and the best adaptation of this children's book.
My favourite film of 1971.
He also has good comedy and good morals. Highly recommend.
There are many powerful and very important messages in the movie. But the greatest thing about them is not actually the messages themselves, as we witnessed them delivered in a lot of movies before, but it's how genuine these messages seem as they are delivered in this particular story. Peter Ostrum is great in his first and ,unfortunately, his last role. There are many dramatic scenes that required a very good actor and he is. Actually, I didn't feel for even a moment that this is his acting debut. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a total blast from start to finish.
Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory
The stunning rich visuals that projects excellence in production and costume design along with amazing graphics in 70's, is the window where the feature lures its audience in and flaunts it majestically. Such a simple yet deep concept is so pleasingly intriguing that one finds itself falling into the world half-way through the feature without even blinking. The passion and enthusiasm for such an eerie project is why it works for the most part of it while the rest is left upon its dark humour which may not be hilarious but certainly offers a chuckle every now and then. A gripping screenplay by Roald Dahl, himself who wrote the original book from which it is adapted, and Mel Stuart with his brilliant execution skills ups the ante and easily allows it to enter into the major league. On performance objective, Gene Wilder is stunning and satisfactory as usual and is supported by talented young actors and their humorous guardians. The first act is hilarious and exhilarating and longer than usual (which it doesn't seem so) after which it goes into dark place in its rest of the act but even that tone is so certifiably pleasing that no one minds it despite of being a feature primarily for children. Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory is a golden ticket for the ultimate cinematic experience where it doesn't bother to worry about its diplomacy and rather lets itself sink into its self-created poetic world.