Many consider Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to be Tim Burton's best film in years, and perhaps it is. But it also falls a bit short when compared with the original. The story is very similar to the original, as after decades of never allowing anyone near his factory, Wonka decides to let a handful of kids inside, by lottery: five bars of his chocolate will have a priceless golden ticket inside. Of course, they are mostly horrible brats: a fat kid, a spoiled brat, a self-centered gymnast, a wanna be, and little Charlie Bucket, who manages to melt Wonka's heart and unlocks the secret of his relationship with fierce Wonka Sr, a Sith Lord. Wait, wrong movie. Same actor, however. This rendition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is somewhat darker than the original. It also goes into greater detail about the events that shaped Wonka's life. As wll as, more background of the strange little people known as Umpa-Lumpas--from Lumpa Land. It has the same pitfalls that befell the children in the original with only a few slight differences. Tagged with one-liners, such as; "Don't touch that squirrel's nuts,('nuts' in the literal sense)Burton's Wonka is as similar to the original as it is different. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, manages to accomplish a rare feat--it seperates itself from the original, and stands on its own feet. It is overall, a great film--but it doesn't have quite the same charm as the original.
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