Last night I saw the abovementioned movie, with Jason.
The original movie leaves out a bunch of stuff from the book, so I was delighted when they created those scenes. As for actually getting in the factory, I began to feel disappointed. Johnny Depp was acting like Jim Carey from the Mask, capped teeth and all. The capped teeth thing actually leads to part of the story (albeit not in the book), so I soon got used to Depp’s particular style of creepy.
I particulary enjoyed the Oompa Loompas. I think it was the best part. Plus, they did the songs Dahl had written lyrics for in different musical styles, ala St. Ambrose’s production of James and the Giant Peach.
I’ll watch it again, I’m sure, but the original movie is still #1 to me.
Especially since they totally effed up the boat scene.
There’s no earthly way of knowing
Which direction they are going!
There’s no knowing where they’re rowing,
Or which way they river’s flowing!
Not a speck of light is showing,
So the danger must be growing,
For the rowers keep on rowing,
And they’re certainly not showing
Any signs that they are slowing…