Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Tim Burton's new interpretation of Roald Dahl's novel was really good for what it was. What it was was a very funny and visually interesting film. Freddie Highmore was perfect as Charlie Bucket, and Deep Roy made for a hilarious group of Oompa-Loompas. (He played all of them.) What it was not was a movie that matched my feeling of what Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is. It just didn't feel like the story I grew up with. But, hey, that's only my opinion, and I will grant that my image of the story was influenced very heavily by the original film.
Viewed: 7/15/2005 | Released: 7/9/2005 | Score: B