Thursday, July 28, 2005


Okay so I just went and saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. A most peculiar cinema experience. Similar to the original yet O so different. Truer to the book yet with occasional improvisation. I found the combination of Dahl's humor and Burton's antics to make for a rather off-the-wall encounter. Depp did a stupendous job but I feel that had Wilder been in his prime now to work with Burton the movie would have been even better. All together a well spent evening. I would say more concerning the movie but I wish not to ruin anyone's time if they have not yet had the pleasure. So if you were waiting before deciding your wait should now be over. The money and time will be well spent.

Thesauri are rather useful when wishing not to sound redundant.


Just Another Traveler said...

Im so glad you didnt say 'Thesauruses" ;-) Anyway, I was told the storyline this afternoon by one who didn't like the movie but it made me want to see it even more. So the first thing I'm going to do when I get back next week is see it (hopefully, it will still be showing). Night!

Crystal said...

I did not like the movie as a kid, in any way shape or form. I actually want to say that it scared me for some reason as a kid.

When I got older I watched part of it and found that it was not scarey but I still did not like it. That and the Wizard of Oz (which i never watched as a kid) I just don't like them.

I dunno, every one else raves about the two movies and me... ::shrug:: maybe I will rent it later

BullSheff said...

I still haven't seen it. In fact, Matt, you are the first I know who actually liked it. Everyone else has said that Wonka is a little to close to Michael Jackson. Alas, this will be one for video.

BTW, I'm with John and your correct usage of the plural of Thesaurus. Contrary to popular belief, the same applies to hippopatomus, octopus, and prospectus.