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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

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Storyline

When Willy Wonka decides to let five children into his chocolate factory, he decides to release five golden tickets in five separate chocolate bars, causing complete mayhem. The tickets start to be found, with the fifth going to a very special boy, called Charlie Bucket. With his Grandpa, Charlie joins the rest of the children to experience the most amazing factory ever. But not everything goes to plan within the factory. Written by FilmFanUK

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Rated PG for quirky situations, action and mild language | See all certifications »

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15 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,178,450, 17 July 2005

Gross USA:

$206,459,076

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$474,968,763
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

110,000 plastic bars were made and wrapped in Nestlé wrappers. See more »

Goofs

In the Nut Sorting Room, Veruca stands with her hands on the railing in front of her. There are a matched pair of shots over her shoulders where her hands are clearly visible. (The shots approximate to Willy Wonka's and Mr Salt's Points of View.) In the shot over Veruca's right shoulder the gap at the side of the gate is clearly seen between her resting hands hands. In the reverse angle over her left shoulder the handrail is unbroken. See more »

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Narrator: This is a story of an ordinary little boy named Charlie Bucket. He was not faster, or stronger, or more clever than other children. His family was not rich or powerful or well-connected; in fact, they barely had enough to eat. Charlie Bucket was the luckiest boy in the entire world. He just didn't know it yet.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures logos appear to be made of gold and come out from behind white fog. See more »

Connections

References Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Veruca Salt
Music by Danny Elfman
Lyrics by Roald Dahl
Vocals Performed by Danny Elfman
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Not as good as the 1971 version
16 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

I've just recently watched Tim Burton's movie and I have to admit, it did a better job on the book than the 1971 movie version did, even though I have not read the original book in years. There are some bits that made me smile, but it was neither as entertaining nor as charming as the original movie.

I have to agree that Johnny Depp was not as great Willy Wonka as Gene Wilder was. I thought Johnny Depp was a little rude towards the children and even though I liked some of the songs, they weren't as good as those on the 1971 movie. I also agree that Johnny Depp was a bit Michael Jackson-ish in behavior. That is some of the criticisms I have to give for this more recent adaptation.

Hey, jon-750, you were hoping that Tim Burton will never do a "remake" again, but, to disappoint you, he is. This time he's doing Lewis Carroll's story Alice in Wonderland. Even though he will be moving away from the mood of this movie, he will be doing the same type of thing he did in this movie, and he will use CGI effects in it too like what he did here too.

I have to agree that Tim Burton has been the same in recent years, just making adaptations and things based on other stuff as well as casting Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in it too, as far as I can see. I wish Tim Burton would take them out and put more different people in rather than a few because some might end up getting bored. But for anyone who hates the 1971 movie, this movie is the one for you. For me, I rate it 6 out of 10, because its not as good as the original.


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