Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Movie Review Summary

Actors: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory is a well-known story about a little boy who is down on his luck.   One day Charlie finds a few coins on the street and buys himself a chocolate bar. A contest is going on at the time for Willie Wonka's chocolate factory. Anyone who finds a golden wrapper in their bar will win a trip into the factory. With a stroke of luck, Charlie unfolds the wrapper and finds the shiny gold paper. Escorted by his grandfather, Charlie is introduced to the magical factory and all that it contains, including being introduced along the way to Willie Wonka's evil competitors.
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The review of this Movie prepared by becky Mann

Charlie Bucket is a poor boy who loves chocolate, but is only able to get some on his birthday. One day, the fabulous chocolate maker, Willy Wonka does a contest to find five children to visit his factory. He places a golden ticket in five chocolate bars, and there's a chocolate buying frenzy all over the world. Soon four tickets are found, and the children including a spoiled rich girl, and television-obessed maniac.

One day, Charlie finds some coins in the ground, and uses them to but a chocolate bar, which just happens to have a golden ticket inside. During the visit to the factory the children see some wild inventions, and soon each one disappears. Despite some impressive sets and a brilliant performance by Gene Wilder, this film fails to have an interesting screenplay, and the many songs are just boring, and forgettable (except maybe the "Ompaa Loompa" theme). Just stick to reading the classic Roald Dahl book.
The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison

The events in this movie all symbolize a greater whole. Charlie Bucket is the innocent child in all of us. The other kids represent the evils and dangers of the world. Willy Wonka is the man, he's the big guy who calls all the shots and decides who's who and what's what in the whole scheme of things. The candy is the gold, the reward in the end.
The review of this Movie prepared by Tonya Leonard

This 1971 musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's charming children's novel, _Charlie and the Chocolate Factory_, features Gene Wilder as the eccentric, Shakespeare-quoting owner who offers a prize tour of his plant to five children lucky enough to discover a golden ticket in their chocolate bar. Poor Charlie Bucket and his Grandpa Joe (Albertson) manage to make the tour with a selection of lazy, selfish, and/or obnoxious kids who get a good comeuppance during the course of the movie. The film includes fun and entertaining (if rudimentary) special effects for the time, and a decent selection of songs by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse, the team responsible for the musical scores of "Scrooge" (1970), "Doctor Doolittle" (1967), and the early 60s hit play, "Stop the World: I Want to Get Off."
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

The Willie Wonka Chocolate Factory decides to hold a contest; inside five of its chocolate bars is a golden ticket that will allow five lucky winners to tour the factory. Charlie comes from a poor family that can't even afford to buy a chocolate bar, but one day finds some money in the street. Of course he finds the final ticket and gets to go on the tour. The rest of the story is touring the factory and winning a fantastic prize.
The review of this Movie prepared by BethG

Script Analysis of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Family, loving    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   grandpa Fantasy/Magic?    -   Yes Fantasy element:    -   Getting wishes granted Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Poverty story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Germany City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing    -   lot of singing and dancing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 5-10    -   Ages 10-15 Is this movie based on a    -   book

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