Posted by: Mark | September 9, 2009

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Movie Review

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Theatrical Poster

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Theatrical Poster

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2009)

Warner Bros.

Director: Tim Burton

Genre: Fantasy and Adventure

Running Time: 115 min.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor, Missi Pyle , James Fox, Deep Roy and Danny Elfman, Christopher Lee, Adam Godley, Franziska Troegner, AnnaSophia Robb, Julia Winter, Jordan Fry, Philip Wiegratz, Liz Smith, Eileen Essel and David Morris

Story: Charlie Bucket is a poor boy who lives near the Wonka Candy Company. The company’s owner, Willy Wonka, has for long closed access to his factory due to problems concerning industrial espionage that led him to fire all his employees, among them Charlie’s Grandpa Joe. One day, Wonka informs of a contest, in which Golden Tickets have been placed in five random Wonka Bars worldwide, and the winners will be given a full tour of the factory as well as a lifetime supply of chocolate, while one ticketholder will be given a special prize at the end of the tour.

“Willy Wonka Is semi-sweet and nuts”

This is why I like Tim Burton as the most coolest and greatest director of all time. And also Johnny Depp for being a good actor. I like Johnny Depp, I like all his movies and one my favorite is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, wherein there’ll be many sweet candies and wild oompa-loompas. In this movie, originally made by Roald Dahl (Thanks to his huge imagination) who is one of the eccentric authors I’ve ever seen.

This movie will be a delicious treat for your family, and the most sweetest adventure you’ve been experiencing. The movie itself was fantastic. Tim Burton deliver us some fun and experience. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is way more cooler and way more “fun” than the original movie. Although it was in late 70’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory brought us some fun too. But in this film adaption Charlie and the Chocolate Factory brought us more fun.

Charlie_the_Chocolate_Factory.sizedStarring, Freddie Highmore as Charlie and Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka was a good combination. They brought us the deliciously treat that Tim Burton had directed. Although they added a twist and renamed the movie as “Charlie” wherein “Charlie” is now the new owner of the factory. He’s a poor boy who has a grandpa who worked on the factory years ago.

Charlie Bucket

Freddie Highmore did a great job in this movie. as the main character himself, his role was a little poor boy who got lucky, and the fifth to find the last and final ticket. His journey was awesome, why? He became the new owner of the factory that Willy Wonka had been working for so long. He was so lucky he was there, and he was so lucky that Willy Wonka gave the factory to him.

Violet Beauregarde

The good thing is, AnnaSophia Robb is the one who gave an awesome shot to Violet. The second one who found the Golden ticket on this movie. Violet is describe as loud and noisy in the movie. Where she is a gum-chewing kiddo who is bratty at the same time. She ate that bubble gum that’s changing it’s flavor to different meals and dessert. She didn’t listen to what Willy Wonka has said. She turned into a giant blueberry and she got a flexible body but violet. I like Violet Beauregarde, one of the most coolest fantasy characters by Dahl.aph_29

Mike Teavee

Played by Jordan Fry, his role in this movie was a television fanatic and loves video games. He is the fourth one to find the Golden Ticket. He didn’t care about the tour at factory. He didn’t care at all. All he want is to be in front of the computer and play video games. However in the movie, he was teleported to a small television that Willy Wonka had invented. and he was turned into a thin giant person. Poor little Mike.

Veruca Salt

Veruca, who is a spoiled brat by a rich company owner. Played by Julia Winter, Veruca demands what she wants. She have a extreme behavior, bratty of course. His father, who is always ready to give Veruca what she wants. She was the third kid who find the Golden ticket. In the tour, She demands a squirrel. and then by her extreme behavior she was beaten by a battalion of squirrel and trashed her down into the garbage chute.

Augustus Gloop

They said Augustus was a “gluttonous overeater”. Besides, that is true. He’s a fat kid who loves to eat, he seems to be healthy though. He was the first kid who found the golden ticket. However in the movie, he is also the first one who got kicked out from the factory. He was sucked up by a giant pipeline on a chocolate river. Poor Augustus.

4571DA must see movie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Kids will totally enjoy this movie, even I enjoyed the movie myself. It was awesome and it was delicious. The movie is unpredictable, it’s originality.. and the unique ideas.

So, this movie was a worth it. Good for all ages, and for your family too. This movie is full of surprises, candies and sweets. Even squirrels and oompa loompas. Roald Dahl brought us some wild imagination. and that’s Willy Wonka.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 9/10 & Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 5.5/10



  1. This is a great movie all year round but especially in the holiday season. Movie Genre

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