Thoughts On The Willy Wonka Trailer

If you weren’t aware, Tim Burton is directing a remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (trailer available here) starring Johnny Depp in the role of Willy Wonka. Go now, see the trailer. I’ll wait here.
You’re back? Good. A few thoughts, if I may.

  1. Johnny Depp appears to be channeling a mixture of Mike Myers and Michael Jackson. Truly a frightening sight.
  2. It definitely, definitely has a “Burtonesque” look to it. I’m not sure this was really necessary, as the first movie was already freaky enough at parts. (The “tunnel scene”, Charlie almost buying it in the anti-grav soda/spinning fans of death room, etc.).
  3. Gene Wilder is still alive, thus he’ll be unable to spin in his grave should the film go awry.
  4. That better not be the Oompa Loompas singing during the trailer, or someone’s getting a whuppin’.

That is all.

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Oompa Loompa Doompa dee doo I’ve got another puzzle for you: Why does it seem that Depp’s always strung out, acting like his characters have troubles about… I believe his portfolio goal is to play every freaky strung out wierd part possible