It was a 2005 film but I was able to watch it just last week. The movie top billed Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka (the owner of the chocolate factory) and Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket (one of the winners of the five golden tickets). The film was directed by Tim Burton.
As you know, this movie was an adaptation of the book of Roald Dahl. I haven’t read the book but I bet it would be more colorful.
The movie tells the story of Charlie, an ordinary boy who has four bed-ridden grandparents and two loving parents. He lives across the street of the famous chocolate factory which is owned by Willie Wonka. It was closed due to issues of espionage.
Unexpectedly, Willy Wonka released a statement that there are five golden tickets placed in Wonka Bars worldwide. Holders of the five tickets will have a tour in his famous chocolate factory.
The first four winners were: A boy named Augustus (He’s fat and always love to eat chocolates. No wonder he’s the first one). Veruca is a spoiled rich girl. The third is the competitive Violet, and the fourth is Mike who is a video-game addict.
When Charlie heard that the last ticket has been found, he went home sadly. On his way, he found money and bought a Wonka chocolate. And there, he saw the last golden ticket (Turned out, the boy who said to have found the ticket faked it).
And the five of them with one chaperon started their tour.
But one by one, because of their nature, they weren’t able to finish the tour. Only Charlie remained.
It was really a movie intended for kids but I tell you, adults like me can very well relate to this one. I have lots of laugh especially when the little people Oompa-Loompas sang and danced whenever there is one kid who fell on their own trap. It was like watching a musical.
I like the effects. Even though I haven’t read the book, I think that this movie gave justice. This is a movie that shows how important it is to obey orders. Curiosity has its own place.
Also, I like the way Charlie valued his family and how he helped Willy and his dad reconciled. In the end, they became business partners.