||[Jul. 15th, 2005|10:22 pm]
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory rocked my world.
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are geniuses.
If you have a problem with the movie read the book before you complain.
I honestly wondered whether this movie would be too much before I saw it and I'm glad that my fears were unfounded. Though the story wasn't the exact book, I didn't expect it to be. I liked the adaptations and updates that they made and Johnny Depp earned my undying respect all over again. That man just keeps reinventing what he's capable of as an actor. As I grew up hating the original movie and loving the book, I prayed that this time things would be right. Tim Burton, to me, was exactly the person to make this movie and he did a beautiful job. I don't care what any critics say about this movie, it's not a remake of the Gene Wilder film and it's not taking anything away from that movie. The films are so radically different in their approaches that it shouldn't matter. This movie kicked serious ass and deserves to be known on its own merit, not as a remake. Even though the two films are based on the same book it's obvious that they are not made in the same way.
Ok, sorry for rambling...see this movie!!