Monday, March 21, 2016

"Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (Thing 2)

We watched 2 movies, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." They are both based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. They are both about a boy named Charlie and the best chocolate maker in the world named Willy Wonka. Charlie's family doesn't have much money at all, which means that Charlie can only have 1 Wonka chocolate bar a year, on his birthday. Mr. Wonka mysteriously closed down his chocolate factory because he was tired of spies from other factories coming in as "workers." They really just wanted to steal his secrets. One day, his chocolate factory opened up again, but he didn't invite anyone to work for him. How is he making all this chocolate? Well, five lucky kids are about to find out, because five and only five kids will be allowed to visit his factory, get a lifetime's supply of chocolate, and one of them will get a special prize. I overall like "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" more, because it was funnier, more true to the book, and had better music.

I would give "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

I would give "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

although if I could this one would be more like 3.5, because I liked it more.


Boquinha said...

Great recap and review. I like hearing specifically why you like the newer movie more than the old one. There are things I like about each one. Which one is your favorite Willy Wonka character?

Dr. Mark said...

I'm just now getting to commenting on this great review. I have very mixed feelings about the two movies. Ultimately I think I like the original more, but maybe only because I watched it when I was younger. It's a great story either way.