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Awesome: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Original Novel

2005 Film

  • Wonka gets his CMoA when Veruca adamantly continues to demand a squirrel despite his already having turned down her father's offer to buy one for her. Wonka's response? He imitates Mr. Salt perfectly ("I'm sorry, darling. Mr. Wonka's being unreasonable.") just to mock them.
  • Grandpa Joe gets most of the glory since he accompanies Charlie to Willy Wonka's factory, but grumpy Grandpa George has a CMoA when he responds to Charlie's suggestion that they sell his golden ticket by telling him, "There's plenty of money out there. They print more every day. But this ticket — there's only five of them in the whole world, and that's all there's ever going to be. Only a dummy would give this up for something as common as money. Are you a dummy?...Then get that mud off your pants. You've got a factory to go to!"
  • While people are rightfully going to have more fond memories of the Oompa-Loompa songs from the original (especially with that catchy refrain), Danny Elfman's ability to take the lyrics from Dahl's novel and set them to various musical genres is commendable in itself. It may not eternally memorable, but it doesn't make the sequences any less fun.
  • Mr. Salt standing up to Veruca for the first time in her life at the end of the film.
  • The fireworks room during the elevator ride.

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