Post by Jono G
You know, I have fond memories of this one. My family had the 25th anniversary edition on VHS, and I watched this pretty much constantly as a child.
I'm voting age now, but that doesn't stop me from loving this movie all those years later.
Gene Wilder's Wonka trumps Johnny Depp's any day. The set pieces are gorgeous, and the songs are absolute classics.
So, what memories do you have about this movie? Share below!
Willy Wonka, as played by Gene Wilder, is the grownup stranger all
parents warn their kids not to talk to. He's smarmy. He's a little TOO
friendly. He's horribly frightening. And to my utter astonishment, he
turns out to be deadly. If I were 10 years old and I encountered Gene
Wilder's Willy Wonka, I would run screaming from his presence as fast as
my terrified little legs would carry me. I certainly wouldn't accept an
invitation to visit his hellish chocolate factory where small children
are slurped to their demise in giant vats of confection. This is
supposed to be a CHILDREN'S film? It belongs on a double-feature bill
with "Texas Chainsaw Massacre." What a perverted, hateful movie, and
what a dirty trick to play on innocent children.
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