Wonka as compared to Wonka

@FayeHazel (19038)
United States
October 8, 2017 12:11pm CST
Up next in my "similar movies" I bring you "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (1971) and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"(2005).  I guess it's no big surprise that they're similar.  That said for being the same titled movie - they are far different too.  The 1971 version was cute and charming, only dark for a bit.  Willy Wonka in this movie was someone you could almost imagine as a kindly uncle who was just a little bit off.  The 2005 version was a lot darker.  The characters were the same, however in this one Willy Wonka reminded you as someone who would never be described as "kindly" and the kind of uncle that you would want to keep far away from kids.  Here's one of the most addictive scenes from the newer movie:
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@TRBRocks420 (81105)
• Banks, Oregon
8 Oct
Yes, I prefer the original.
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@FayeHazel (19038)
• United States
9 Oct
Me too, though I did really like the scene that I linked to. I don't know why. It just appealed to me :-)
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@TRBRocks420 (81105)
• Banks, Oregon
9 Oct
@FayeHazel It's a good scene and, not too mean it wasn't still a good movie. I'm just very partial to the original.
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@FayeHazel (19038)
• United States
10 Oct
@TRBRocks420 Agree... I'm sorta surprised that the 2005 one was still kinda for kids... it's sorta dark for that
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@Corbin5 (113140)
• United States
8 Oct
The new Willy Wonka looks a bit sinister. I think I enjoy the cute and charming in the 1971 movie.
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@FayeHazel (19038)
• United States
9 Oct
The new one is pretty dark.... surprised it's still a "kid" film. Eeek
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@LeaPea2417 (21574)
• Toccoa, Georgia
8 Oct
The original 1971 version is far superior to the 2005 version. I love the original version and hate the new version.
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@FayeHazel (19038)
• United States
9 Oct
I tend to agree. 05 just creeped me out
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@Kandae11 (40320)
8 Oct
The new one you say is a lot darker - surely a sign of the times....
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@FayeHazel (19038)
• United States
9 Oct
I think you're right and that in itself is pretty disturbing
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@just4him (124124)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Oct
I've seen that version only once. I disliked it immensely. I much prefer the original version with Gene Wilder in the leading role.
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@FayeHazel (19038)
• United States
9 Oct
So true. Wilder was likeable - maybe a bit odd. Where as Depp is just cold and unlikable in the role
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@just4him (124124)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Oct
@FayeHazel My son likes Depp, but I've never been able to enjoy his roles. I've seen Pirates of the Caribbean only once. I've seen Alice Through the Looking Glass only once. I give him the benefit of the doubt, but I'm always disappointed.
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@FayeHazel (19038)
• United States
10 Oct
@just4him Ah, I know what you mean. His acting is... alright. I liked him in "Transcendence" and Capt. Jack is alright too, but he doesn't bowl me over...
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@responsiveme (16835)
• India
13 Oct
Actually not really seen them but read all the books ..Dahl's
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@FayeHazel (19038)
• United States
13 Oct
The book was a favorite of mine as a kid. :-)
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@epiffanie (10408)
• Australia
9 Oct
My boys and I watched that original chocolate factory movie several times ..lol..
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@FayeHazel (19038)
• United States
9 Oct
I love the lickable wallpaper scene in there
@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
9 Oct
The second one followed the book more closely, as far as I'm concerned, but I will always like the first one better.
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@FayeHazel (19038)
• United States
9 Oct
Been ages since I read the book... never did like the ending when they blast out of the top of the factory
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@cahaya1983 (10039)
• Malaysia
9 Oct
I only saw some parts of the new version, but never saw the older one. Not my typical movie genre I guess.
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@FayeHazel (19038)
• United States
9 Oct
The older one is much better in my opinion
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• Philippines
9 Oct
I haven't really watch the 1971. I don't know if I would have all of my teeth if I went to the chocolate factory.
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@FayeHazel (19038)
• United States
9 Oct
Oh cool, if you get a chance check out the older one. I sort of want to dunk my head in the chocolate river lol
@Scrapper88 (1332)
• United States
8 Oct
I have watched both of them. I prefer to watch the 1971 version.
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@FayeHazel (19038)
• United States
9 Oct
I agree. Surprises me how dark the '05 one is
@kepweng (17705)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
13 Oct
i get scared in the thumbnail i thought its was chucky?