Charlie and the Chocolate Factory -Which did you prefer

@srhelmer (6930)
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
October 25, 2006 4:38pm CST
The original or the remake with Johnny Depp. I think I liked the newer version of the movie better.
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@stikitz1 (83)
• United States
20 Dec 06
The original was way better than the johnny depp version. He wanted to revise it, but they wouldn't let him. He seemed kinda like a weird, freak, pedofile type. It was creepy. I hated it.
• United States
29 Dec 06
I agree! That's what I thought Johnny Depp was like in it too!
@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I agree. He was "hide the kids" creepy in this movie. I didn't know that he wanted to revise it. I wonder why they didn't let him. It would probably have done better if they had let him tone it down some.
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
I like the newer version. Johny depp did great. The effects were stunning also unlike in the old version. I really like that movie. Tim Burton was good.
@00fear (3209)
• United States
20 Dec 06
so far, i only like the willie wonka and the chocolate factory because i've never seen the charlie and the chocolate factory, "yet." though it does come to my attention to watch it. i wonder when i will.
@clynnh95 (147)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I liked both of them for different reasons. I, of course, am a huge Johnny Depp fan, so I liked the second one for that reason plus I liked the new one because it explained why Willy Wonka was so miserable. The original was good too just because it was the original. I didn't like the Oompa Loompas in either one just because they are creepy.
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@shellyrios (1215)
• United States
13 Nov 06
The remake was "different" and I liked it for Johnny Depp, but I have to stay true to the original, Gene Wilder is the best....
@timou87 (1642)
• Singapore
14 Nov 06
Yes I agree Gene Wilder possesses wonderful acting skills, but I think that CGI captivates the audience nowadays more than good acting, sadly. But nonetheless, The remakes had some great acting from the cast too.
@srhelmer (6930)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
14 Nov 06
Gene Wilder's version was much more family oriented than Depp's.
@crystal8577 (1470)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I will actually only watch the original. It is ne of my favorite movies. My middle daughter likes the new one. I have seen bits & pieces of it. It creepas me out for some reason.
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
21 Jun 07
It creeped me out a little bit too. I think it was Johnny Depp's teeth for one. The scenes about his childhood and the oompa loompas bothered me too.
• United States
7 Dec 06
I prefer the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I thought Johnny Depp was good in the new version, but I did not really care for the loud music or the grandparent in it. I also did not like the new umpa lumpas or the darkness of the movie, even though I expected it to be dark because most all of Tim Burton's movies are.
@minxy67 (2709)
28 Dec 06
I agree with you 100%, there is not a lot more I can add except when my little boys were little they watched the film so many times I knew what the characters were going to say before they said it, I had learnt the whole films soundtrack of by heart. lol
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I think I liked the original better. I think that's just how I am. I like the Classics. But, I did like the new one too. It had some intersting twists to it. My daughter loves the new oompa loompas. I hated them! lol She thought they were (he was) hysterical.
• Indonesia
14 May 07
i prefer the remake is better,,,actually i just watch the trailer of the original,,,but i think the newer version is better,,,especially for freddie highmore,,,he is really good in this movie,,,
• United States
2 Feb 07
both. though d one wid johnny depp was a bit better cuz its more detailed and more realistic(based on d graphic and such) of course its explainable cuz d 1st onewas like 40+ years ago... but both r good.
• United States
2 Feb 07
I like the beginning of the new one, but once they get into the chocolate factory I like the old one better.
• United States
2 Feb 07
I enjoyed the original more than the new one. I feel that Gene Wilder is a great actor. But I do like how Johnny Depp did the character justice and gave it more of a rounded appeal.
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
I absolutely enjoyed the remake wth Johhny Depp. The kids love and they always sing along with th oompa loompas and dance around it is adorable!!!
@shooie (4986)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I liked the older one better. But it was kinda nice to have a part showing why Willie Wonka got into making chocolates.
@matt169 (229)
29 Dec 06
the two movies are both great however there is also the question of can the old and new be compared as they were from different times also ofcourse the old ones set was built with quality and was simply amazing but i think they are both good :)
@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I much prefer the old version. The newer version is much too scary and evil. Willy is supposed to be a poor misunderstood man. Gene Wilder's version is sad and sweet. Johnny Depp's version seems like a pedophile.
• United States
29 Dec 06
I liked the original version better. Johnny Depp was weird and weird looking in the newer one. Gene Wilder is a nut and he's funny. The older versions bratty kids were better I think.
@gigarange (1165)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I seen the original but can't hardly remember it..been too long. I saw the new one with Johnny Depp and boy! he was good. I think I like the newer one better.
• United States
20 Dec 06
This is a hard question for me,I loved the first one,everything about it..but i also loved the new one with Johnny..i loved the effects,and beautiful coloring,,but he was soo creepy,and there was way too much story line,in the beginnign and end..actually I hated the end,.yet i loved the new oompa loompas and there song lol..but if i really truely had to choose id say the first one.its too bad they couldnt mix up what i loved in the new one in the old lol..
@annieroos (1846)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Johnny Depp - I love this man, he is awsome
I think the newer one was the best.. I love Johnny Depp so that made a big impact.. The older version was kinda creepy.. well but the new one had a little bit of creeynest to it.. but i love it.. So worth watching.