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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Review 

Sadly, yesterday, we lost an amazing actor by the name of Gene Wilder. To me, Gene will always be Willy Wonka from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. He was an amazing actor and will live on through his movies and the thousands of lives he has touched through his work.


Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory follows Charlie and his grandfather visiting the factory when he finds one of the five golden tickets. There he meets Willy Wonka and all his crazy sweets and chocolates including a chocolate river, everlasting gobstopper and even a full meal (including dessert) in a  stick of gum. Things turn deadly however as one by one the children are picked off thanks to their own idiocies, for example, Augustus Gloop falling in the chocolate river and Veruca Salt falling down a shoot because she is a “bad egg”. In the end, Charlie is the only one left, and Willy Wonka wants to make him his heir to the company. The film ends with them flying over the factory in a multi-directional glass elevator (lift for you British!).

This movie is a lot of fun, it has its scary moments, especially the boat scene but otherwise it is a great movie. Whatever you think of this movie it is one that will stick in your mind for years afterwards. Gene’s Willy Wonka will always be my favourite because he has this whimsical magic about him and also an air of mystery that the Johnny Depp version just didn’t have. Gene definitely captivated audiences with his portrayal of his characters. I also have to admit that the Oompa Loompa songs in this version are way better than the remake too!


Although the world will miss Gene Wilder we are so lucky to have these movies to remind us of what a great man he was. Although it is sad that he is gone, it is wonderful to know that we could be a part of his great adventure called life.

We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.

Until next time.

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