History YMMV / CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory

8th Aug '16 3:59:18 PM LaptopGuy
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* ToughActToFollow: An unusual case, in that it's with regard to other adaptations of the same story and/or the other work of the source material's writer rather than having the same creative team as a previous hit[[note]]Though both this and ''Matilda'' share a choreographer[[/note]]. Considering the status of the 1971 film and the critical acclaim given to the ''other'' Creator/RoaldDahl musical on the West End, ''Theatre/{{Matilda}}'', this was inevitable. While critical reception was mixed, the show has proven to be an enormous financial success.

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* ToughActToFollow: An unusual case, in that it's with regard to other adaptations of the same story and/or the other work of the source material's writer rather than having the same creative team as a previous hit[[note]]Though both this and ''Matilda'' share a choreographer[[/note]]. Considering the status of the 1971 film and the critical acclaim given to the ''other'' Creator/RoaldDahl musical on the West End, ''Theatre/{{Matilda}}'', this was inevitable. While critical reception was mixed, the show has proven to be an enormous financial success.success, and even though it's not quite as beloved as the '71 movie, it's ''far'' less hated than the '05 film.
8th Jul '16 10:07:30 AM DinoJungle
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* PuritySue: One can argue that in the 2005 movie, Charlie is this because his niceness has gone through Flanderization to the point where he has no real character flaws.
26th May '16 7:17:30 PM Tidal_Wave_17
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* TheWoobie: Charlie and his family, of course. There's also Mr. Teavee, Mike's father, who unlike the other parents who spoil their children rotten, is an ExtremeDoormat to his TV obsessed son.
21st May '16 2:18:57 AM Silverblade2
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* PuritySue: Charlie's a ''saint'' in comparison to his 1971 self (who was still a good kid, but flawed like a regular child). He's got IncorruptiblePurePureness and is hardly even given a chance to test his character for the first half of the film, whereas in '71 he faces the temptation of both Slugworth's deal and the fizzy lifting drinks. This is more in line with how he was written in the book, so whether or not staying faithful to the book is a good thing in this case depends on the viewer.
10th May '16 2:46:32 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** [[MockTheWeek "Discuss the idea that Willy Wonka was a pedophile."]]

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** [[MockTheWeek [[Series/MockTheWeek "Discuss the idea that Willy Wonka was a pedophile."]]
5th May '16 9:33:50 AM Berrenta
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* AcceptableHardLuckTargets / AcceptableLifestyleTargets: Augustus Gloop and Angina Salt are both mocked in-story and in the narration for their obesity; the Salt family in general is also the epitome of obnoxious, spoiled rich people who use money to get everything they want.

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* AcceptableHardLuckTargets / AcceptableLifestyleTargets: Augustus Gloop and Angina Salt are both mocked in-story and in the narration for their obesity; the Salt family in general is also the epitome of obnoxious, spoiled rich people who use money to get everything they want.



* ItGetsBetter: The first third of the book is devoted to backstory and DevelopingDoomedCharacters, but once the tour begins, wheeeeeee! Also applies to all adaptations, which easily split into two halves -- the first set in the mundane world, the second in the absurd one.


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* SlowPacedBeginning: The first third of the book is devoted to backstory and DevelopingDoomedCharacters, but once the tour begins, wheeeeeee! Also applies to all adaptations, which easily split into two halves -- the first set in the mundane world, the second in the absurd one.
26th Mar '16 1:41:13 PM Sapphirea2
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* TheScrappy: Willy Wonka himself in this adaptation. Johnny Depp's performance was panned especially in comparison to Gene Wilder's much loved take on the character. Not helping matters is the change from the book in which Wonka wants Charlie to abandon his family completely to work in the factory. His resemblance to Music/MichaelJackson was also much remarked upon, especially since the film came out at the height of his sex scandal.

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* TheScrappy: Willy Wonka himself in this adaptation. Johnny Depp's performance was panned especially in comparison to Gene Wilder's much loved take on the character. Not helping matters is the change from the book in which [[spoiler: Wonka wants Charlie to abandon his family completely to work in the factory.factory]]. His resemblance to Music/MichaelJackson was also much remarked upon, especially since the film came out at the height of his sex scandal.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Mrs. Teavee. Not only does she survive the longest (sans the Buckets and Wonka) on the tour, she also provides a great deal of comedy throughout the show with her alcoholic [[StepfordSmiler Stepford Smiling]] tendencies. She is also the only one of the bad guests to not get punished as she's thankful that Mike was shrunk.
* FriendlyFandoms: At least on Tumblr, there's a good deal of overlap between this show's fanbase and that of ''Theatre/{{Matilda}}''. Beyond the obvious connection of being Creator/RoaldDahl adaptations, they also share a choreographer, their respective book writers touched base with each other on the challenges of adapting Dahl, and owing in part to the need for West End shows to triple/quadruple cast child roles, there are now a few child actors who have logged time in both productions. And with the second cast turnover in 2015, at least one adult performer can make the same claim -- Lara Denning has played Miss Honey in ''Matilda'' and Mrs. Bucket in this show.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Mrs. Teavee. Not only does she survive the longest (sans the Buckets and Mr. Wonka) on the tour, she also provides a great deal of comedy throughout the show with her alcoholic [[StepfordSmiler Stepford Smiling]] tendencies. tendencies. She is also the only one gets a surprising, funny resolution to her character arc: [[spoiler: she comes around to Mr. Wonka's way of the bad guests to not get punished as she's thankful that Mike was shrunk.
thinking and is ''happy'' Mike's been shrunk]].
* FriendlyFandoms: At least on Tumblr, there's a good deal of overlap between this show's fanbase and that of ''Theatre/{{Matilda}}''. Beyond the obvious connection of being Creator/RoaldDahl adaptations, they also share a choreographer, their respective book writers touched base with each other on the challenges of adapting Dahl, and owing in part to the need for West End shows to triple/quadruple cast child roles, there are now a few child actors who have logged time in both productions. And with the second cast turnover in 2015, at least one One adult performer can make the same claim -- actress, Lara Denning Denning, has played Miss Honey in ''Matilda'' and Mrs. Bucket in this show.



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: There was real disappointment in some corners of the fandom over Alex Jennings and now Jonathan Slinger choosing to play Willy Wonka as '''clean-shaven''' rather than following Creator/DouglasHodge's precedent of a prosthetic makeup-based neatly-groomed mustache and chin tuft combination (though ''understudies'' still follow said precedent). This is partially because Mr. Wonka ''does'' have a goatee in the source novel and illustrations thereof -- sometimes with a mustache added -- a detail both movie adaptations, and from there pop culture in general, ignored in favor of clean-shaven Wonkas.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: There was real disappointment in some corners of the fandom over Alex Jennings and now Jonathan Slinger choosing to play Willy Wonka as '''clean-shaven''' rather than following Creator/DouglasHodge's precedent of a prosthetic makeup-based neatly-groomed mustache and chin tuft combination (though ''understudies'' still follow said precedent). This is partially because Mr. Wonka ''does'' have a goatee in the source novel and illustrations thereof -- sometimes with a mustache added -- a detail both movie adaptations, and from there pop culture in general, ignored ignore in favor of clean-shaven Wonkas.
25th Mar '16 8:51:12 PM rjd1922
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* EarWorm: Every last song on the soundtrack.

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* EarWorm: Every last song on the soundtrack.soundtrack, but ''especially'' Wonka's welcome song.



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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Mrs. Teavee, for being an OnlySaneWoman.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Mrs. Teavee, for being an OnlySaneWoman.Teavee. Not only does she survive the longest (sans the Buckets and Wonka) on the tour, she also provides a great deal of comedy throughout the show with her alcoholic [[StepfordSmiler Stepford Smiling]] tendencies. She is also the only one of the bad guests to not get punished as she's thankful that Mike was shrunk.
12th Feb '16 8:33:55 PM HamburgerTime
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* JerkassWoobie: Turns out to be [[spoiler:Willy Wonka]].

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Turns out to be [[spoiler:Willy Wonka]].Wonka]].
** Violet is a lot more sympathetic than in most adaptations, as it's made abundantly clear that her brattiness is the result of years of psychological abuse by her hideous StageMom, who is the true HateSink of her arc. This has likely contributed to her being one of the most popular characters of this adaptation.



* TheScrappy: Willy Wonka himself in this adaptation. Johnny Depp's performance was panned especially in comparison to Gene Wilder's much loved take on the character. Not helping matters is the change from the book in which Wonka wants Charlie to abandon his family completely to work in the factory.

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* TheScrappy: Willy Wonka himself in this adaptation. Johnny Depp's performance was panned especially in comparison to Gene Wilder's much loved take on the character. Not helping matters is the change from the book in which Wonka wants Charlie to abandon his family completely to work in the factory. His resemblance to Music/MichaelJackson was also much remarked upon, especially since the film came out at the height of his sex scandal.
10th Feb '16 4:13:47 PM SentaiToku
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* CultClassic: Arguably has become this as a result of its [[DeaderThanDisco general unpopularity]].
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