Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Yeah, the old one. Just thought I should see the original to know who's better.
And here the part where I compare those two fudge-cakes :
Before the movie, the biggest question for me was "what did they change in Tim Burtons version of this" and sadly I can't point out many things. Almost every twist there was, almost every trap and surprise was the same. All thou they did change ducks into squirrels, but the plot was more or less point to point the same, and that is not really fun. If you're doing a remake, then please at least change the major twist, so then every one would go "holly fresh potatoes, i thought there will be a different ending, you got me entertained sir." Now all those who saw any version could save time and not see the other.
 Tim did make it his own way thou, really "Burtish" if you ask me, and that's somewhat what the original was missing. Creepy-weird-what style. And that's where Johnny Depp fits in very well. Making a great view, but the music was better in the original. See ? You win some , you lose some. The original has better ring to it, those songs were heard , and that shakes something deep inside you, making music more , you know... Close to you that the new one.
Sadly I'll have to say that if you saw one, you don't have to see the other, just a waste of time, so this time a remake is not better, nor worse, it's just made anew .


27 comments:

  1. The beginning was changed around a bit wasn't it? Great movie though.

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  2. i remember watching this version, i really enjoyed it :D

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  3. For me, this is the one and only Willy Wonka movie.

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  4. You have to admit that the boat ride in the original was pretty weird.

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  5. i love this film :D so much better than the new one.. followed :)

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  6. i watched the new one and wasn't impressed. i'm 100% sure the old one must be very good!

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  7. I watched the original at elementary school (or whatever you call it in America). The boat ride was pretty darn scary, and Wonka was kind of a freak near the end, but it was pretty darn good nonetheless!

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  8. i loved this movie i still remember i saw it my first time on abc

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  9. I prefer the first one.. a little less... creepy

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  10. don;t like the musical movies

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  11. The old willy wonka is a boss!

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  12. I always loved the original. The Tim Burton one doesn't really compare, in my opinion.

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  13. The old one is definitely superior, brings back childhood memories

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  14. You're doing a great job with your blog! keep up the good work!

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  15. The Johnny Depp version was terrible.

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  16. The original seems much better, I shouldn't have watched the new one first.

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  17. I liked both, but the first one is still better.

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  18. I loved this movie so much. I wish the Depp version had the charm and character this one had.

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