Saturday, May 20, 2006
When I first heard about this, I was very excited. Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, and the promise of something a lot closer to the book than the original movie was.
Then I saw a pre-release trailer, and I went right off the whole idea.
Now I've seen the movie, and while it was definitely better than the trailer indicated, it wasn't as good as I'd originally hoped for. Mr. Depp's Willy Wonka character seemed all wrong to me, and I didn't like the new Wonka backstory too much, didn't really seem necessary.
I'd also forgotten just how annoying Tim Burton's style can be, especially when it's combined with Danny Elfman's trademark intrusive and overbearing score.
Still and all, it wasn't too bad, but I'd have to say that I prefer the first movie.
Posted by Ed Haszard Morris at 10:00 PM