A young Willy Wonka embarks on a mission to spread joy through his chocolate, which quickly becomes a phenomenon.
Overall Score: 80%
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Dahl's book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, has been rehashed in the movies a few times without being able to outdo Gene Wilder. Side note: the title of that movie, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was used instead of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory because Quaker was sponsoring the movie in preparation for their new line of Chocolate products, which failed miserably because of poor quality. But, I digress... This movie started out as a musical and ended as a musical but, the part in between was a well done prequel to the story we're all familiar with. The acting was top notch. The CGI was state of the art and the screenplay was very well written. It was hard, at first, to accept Paul Atreides as Wonka but, his superb acting quickly settled that into place. It's worth the watch.
Great Prequel With Just a Bit of Woke
There are a lot of black characters here for the time period. Yes I know this a fictional location in a fantasy setting. Doesn't' matter over representation is still present in the casting of obvious DEI. There are two instances where the poor black child says 'greed always beats need' obvious anti capitalism and rich bad poor good line. It's only said twice and its a small thing but must be noted. The black child is turned over at birth and hidden away at slave labor yet she somehow knows how to read and has to teach Wonka who doesn't know. Why? It's a stupid small thing but again it's there. Despite these things this is a great movie. The story is well thought out and executed. The FX and acting are great. The songs are funny and well done. There is a hint of woke there and should be recognized rather or not it happens to still be a great movie.