History YMMV / WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory

13th Feb '18 10:22:24 AM Sapphirea2
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Especially in the United States, this film is more familiar to many people than the source book -- to the point that there were complaints about the 2005 film making stuff up when what it was actually doing was restoring things that were in the book but left out or changed for the 1971 film.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: Especially in the United States, this film is more familiar to many people than the source book -- to the point that there were complaints about the 2005 film making stuff up when what it was actually doing was restoring things that were in the book but left out or changed for the 1971 film. [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory The 2013 British stage musical adaptation of the novel]] worked "Pure Imagination" into the otherwise all-new score upon realizing some PanderingToTheBase was necessary, and the subsequent Broadway {{Retool}} in 2017 worked in even more movie songs.



** TheElevenOClockNumber in the [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 West End stage adaptation of the source novel]], which otherwise has a completely new lineup of songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. This was the result of ExecutiveMeddling (Warner Bros. is a co-producer of the show), and pretty much confirms that the song's the BootstrappedTheme not only for this particular movie adaptation, but '''the story as a whole'''.

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** TheElevenOClockNumber The ClimacticMusic in the [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 West End stage adaptation of the source novel]], which otherwise has a completely new lineup of songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. This was the result of ExecutiveMeddling (Warner Bros. is a co-producer of the show), and pretty much confirms that the song's the BootstrappedTheme not only for this particular movie adaptation, but '''the story as a whole'''.
1st Feb '18 7:05:44 AM awesomia
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** Some people think Grandpa Joe is a selfish jerk. He says that he'd help Charlie support the family if he could get out of bed, but the only time we actually see him trying is so he can go to the chocolate factory. Him taking the fizzy lifting drinks and willingness to sell out to Slugworth after Wonka's rant are also sometimes held against him.

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** Some people think Grandpa Joe is a selfish jerk. He says that he'd help Charlie support the family if he could get out of bed, but the only time we actually see him trying is so he can go to the chocolate factory.factory, where he sings ‘’[[ItsAllAboutMe I’ve]]’’ Got a Golden Ticket about his grandson’s find. Him taking the fizzy lifting drinks and willingness to sell out to Slugworth after Wonka's rant are also sometimes held against him. Not to mention the repeatedly-mentioned fact that, until recently, this bedridden man sharing a space with three other elderly people was a habitual smoker.


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* DesignatedHero: Grandpa Joe, as mentioned above, can be seen as kind of a dick.


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** As mentioned in AlternativeCharacterInterpretation, turning [[DesignatedHero Grandpa Joe]] into RonTheDeathEater has been subject to this.
29th Jan '18 8:47:36 PM HighCrate
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* SacredCow: It was already VindicatedByHistory by the time the 2005 film came out but [[DeaderThanDisco the huge backlash]] against the latter and [[DeadArtistsAreBetter later the death of Gene Wilder in 2016]] firmly pushed the original into this territory. The ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' crossover/remake ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryWillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' seems poised to become the duo's most-hated direct-to-video production thus far, even compared to Warner's previous attempt at shoehorning the duo into an animated remake of a classic fantasy musical (''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', in that case).

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* SacredCow: It was already VindicatedByHistory by the time the 2005 film came out but [[DeaderThanDisco the huge backlash]] backlash against the latter and [[DeadArtistsAreBetter later the death of Gene Wilder in 2016]] firmly pushed the original into this territory. The ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' crossover/remake ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryWillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' seems poised to become the duo's most-hated direct-to-video production thus far, even compared to Warner's previous attempt at shoehorning the duo into an animated remake of a classic fantasy musical (''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', in that case).
20th Jan '18 4:39:18 PM AdamC
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** Charlie and his mother being upset by Grandpa Joe's vow to quit tobacco. Not helped that the Oompa-Loompas actually say gum chewing was ''GOOD'' for stopping you from smoking (they also say it's okay when it's once in a while, but it's still more than what the other kids got).
** Mike playing with a realistic toy gun would certainly not fly with mass shootings all too real in today's world. He brings it with him to the factory and even pretends to shoot Willy Wonka with it, yelling "WHAM! You're dead!". If that happened these days, he'd be tried as a juvenile delinquent.

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** Charlie and his mother being upset by Grandpa Joe's vow to quit tobacco. Not helped that the Oompa-Loompas actually say gum chewing was ''GOOD'' for stopping you from smoking (they also say it's okay when it's once in a while, but it's still more than what the other kids got).
got). Even worse, Grandpa Joe's reasoning to stop smoking tobacco was because it was too expensive a habit for such a small family; the fact that he's already in poor enough health that he's bedridden doesn't even come up.
** Mike playing with a realistic toy gun would certainly not fly with mass shootings all too real in today's world. He brings it with him to the factory and even pretends to shoot Willy Wonka with it, yelling "WHAM! You're dead!". If that happened these days, he'd be tried as a juvenile delinquent. It does have the bonus that Wonka's response (turning to his mother and saying in a sincere, loving voice "What an adorable little boy you have") comes off like another glorious instance of his ConsummateLiar status.
20th Jan '18 4:36:37 PM AdamC
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** One of the few updates in the 2005 version that fans of this movie have approved of was making the chocolate river actually look like chocolate, rather than the... questionable-looking brown liquid here, which even one of the parents says looks more like sewage (some have less-favorably compared it to diarrhea) than anything remotely edible.

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** One of the few updates in the 2005 version that fans of this movie have approved of was making the chocolate river actually look like chocolate, rather than the... questionable-looking brown liquid here, which even one of the parents says looks more like sewage (some have less-favorably compared it to diarrhea) than anything remotely edible. Even the grown-up actors who played the children joke about this on the DVD commentary.
** When Wonka transports the chocolate bar the "television" he sends it to is clearly a hollowed-out white box with a black shelf inside it. Mike's line of "How can he take it? It's just a picture" doing nothing to hide the fact that it's clearly three-dimensional. In general for as good and beloved as the movie is, even diehard fans will admit that the special effects tend to look hokey at best.
20th Jan '18 4:30:11 PM AdamC
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** The other songs on the soundtrack are quite popular as well, with "The Candyman" probably coming in behind Pure Imagination for the most beloved of the lot. Creator/SammyDavisJr famously fell in love with the number and turned it into his SignatureSong.
15th Jan '18 11:19:00 AM kquinn0830
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* DesignatedVillain: Augustus and Violet are not quite as unpleasant as they are in other versions. Augustus at least has decent table manners and Violet cannot stand Veruca.

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* DesignatedVillain: Augustus and Violet are not quite as unpleasant as they are in other versions. Augustus at least has decent table manners and is polite to everyone else on the tour while Violet cannot stand Veruca.Veruca's obnoxiousness.
27th Dec '17 3:22:50 PM Wyldchyld
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* FetishFuel: One of the few movies to actually ''birth'' a fetish! The scene of Violet turning into a blueberry is extremely popular with lovers of inflation who saw this movie [[FreudianExcuse when they were kids]], to the point that "blueberry" is a subcategory on many fetish sites (with [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids age-appropriate actors]], of course).
23rd Dec '17 1:46:26 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** After the boat ride, Mike asks, "Why don't they show stuff like that on TV?", a line that sounds even truer now that some TV prints cut out the boat ride.

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** After the boat ride, Mike asks, "Why don't they show stuff like that on TV?", a line that sounds even truer now that some TV prints cut out the boat ride. Speaking of that scene, Wonka's deranged wail at the end of his song is a bit similar to R2-D2's panicked scream in ''Franchise/StarWars'', as well as Website/FourChan's "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/reeeeeee REEEEEEE]]" meme.
19th Nov '17 3:23:14 PM KoopaKid17
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** Wonka gently telling Charlie that "I can't go on forever...and I don't really want to try" rings a little harsher in the wake of Gene Wilder's death. Even more do when it was revealed that he had been suffering with Alzheimer’s in his final years.

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** Wonka gently telling Charlie that "I can't go on forever... and I don't really want to try" rings a little harsher in the wake of Gene Wilder's death. Even more do so when it was revealed that he had been suffering with Alzheimer’s in his final years.
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