Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – A Movie Review

Brilliant.  Absolutely brilliant.  I think, when on their own, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are very, very talented, but when working together-geniuses.  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is exactly what it should be:  visually incredible; surprisingly sentimental; purely entertaining; superbly acted.  Depp continues to amaze me, and his Willy Wonka falls somewhere between utterly charismatic and surpassingly disturbed.  Burton grows and grows as a director, and is every bit as innovative today as he was twenty years ago.  I recommend this movie with the highest confidence; however, be warned, if you’re not a Burton fan, you may not appreciate his lavishes.