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charlie and the chocolate factory!!

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sweetmonkey Tue 02-Aug-05 11:18:03

well i went and saw it last night and i had been so excited about it. the film itself was great, i loved it all, still had the magical feel about it


what the hell is that stupid oompa loompa about. . i apologise but i cannot believe how much he f**ked me off. i was getting really angry towards the end. Couldnt understand what he was singing most of the time either!!!

sorry rant over, just ruined the film in which had he not been in it would have been fantastic

gigglinggoblin Tue 02-Aug-05 11:23:18

i also hated him and didnt like the film as much as the original. however ds (4) said he loved it and prefered it to the first one. not sure if the huge bag of popcorn had anything to do with that opinion tho

suzywong Tue 02-Aug-05 11:25:30

was my boyfriend luminous?

it doesn't come out here til september

sweetmonkey Tue 02-Aug-05 11:25:31

sweetmonkey Tue 02-Aug-05 11:26:27

Sw he was just a normal person, totally crap too imho.

sweetheart Tue 02-Aug-05 11:27:45

I agree - the original was much better and it's largly due to the Oompa Loompa.

suzywong Tue 02-Aug-05 11:27:48

Janh Tue 02-Aug-05 11:28:20

The Guardian loved him, sooz.

(No pic unfortunately)

Janh Tue 02-Aug-05 11:28:57

sm, I think ms wong is talking about the lovely Johnny D, not the oompaloompa!

suzywong Tue 02-Aug-05 11:29:15

thanks janh
dont' worry I have hundreds of pics

did I mention I don't have many real friends here yet btw

Janh Tue 02-Aug-05 11:30:08

bundle Tue 02-Aug-05 11:31:45

all the reviews i've read have been terrific too..suze shall i take dd1 to holloway road in homage to you??? xx

sweetmonkey Tue 02-Aug-05 11:33:20

ooops sorry SW , johnny depp was fantastic!!!!!!!

he had the most brilliant presence about him and a brilliant little giggle!!

god damn ooompa f**king loompa. makes me mad just thinking about him

<<<<<deep breath in ........... and out>>>>>>.

suzywong Tue 02-Aug-05 11:34:44

that's all right then sm

OH would you bundle, would you? Every time me and dh went to Holloway road Odeon we got a cup of drink lobbed at us from the back regions of the cinema. But you don't have to recreate that kid of authenticity you really don't

bundle Tue 02-Aug-05 11:42:06

we saw madagascar there. on the 2nd "bombs" day - there were only about 5 other people in there. I walked from oxford circus to mornington crescent, hailed down the Only Cab In Town and managed to persuade him (ex-copper, natch) to take me to 7 sisters rd. we missed the trailers, dd1 was miffed...but the holloway rd still has that magic

anteater Tue 02-Aug-05 11:43:51

going tonight!!

suzywong Tue 02-Aug-05 11:47:52

\link{\here] is the official website

ds1 knows all the words to the trailer and the clip already. I don't encourage him btw he likes it off his own bat

suzywong Tue 02-Aug-05 11:48:37

one early evening gin and tonic and I lose the ability to do links properly

Janh Tue 02-Aug-05 11:53:28

Ooooh, thanks, suzy - I want to see it now.

LOL at "don't touch that squirrel's nuts"!

sweetmonkey Tue 02-Aug-05 11:58:43

mad have a look at this

i wish i could afford this

Dahlia Tue 02-Aug-05 22:21:40

Well, we've just been to see it, and I was slightly disappointed. I thought it lacked the magic of the original, and I too HATED the oompa loompa - I loathed all the song and dance routines - what the hell was that all about? Johnny Depp looked great, but I thought he was trying too hard to be quirky and not really succeeding - hated his little 'giggle', he reminded me of Dustin Hoffman when he was in his female persona in Tootsie, and also very much like Michael Jackson - he didn't hit the spot for me. I didn't like the lack of incidental music - for instance when Charlie found the golden ticket it just didn't work, total silence and then a couple of luke warm responses from the people in the shop. No magic. And all the cute things in the original, the lickable wallpaper, the hands that grabbed the hats and coats, the throwing the coat in the mixture because it was too cold - there was nothing like that. Visually it was great though, loved the Buckets' house. But lack of music and good songs, no spark from Johnny, and no magic, plus the fact that Veruca and Violet were way too similar, left me slightly miffed.

Dahlia Tue 02-Aug-05 22:22:49

Loved the squirrels though!

janeite Tue 02-Aug-05 22:34:58

Well i LOVED the Oompa Loompa - best bit about the whole film - generally couldn't see the point of it as it was pretty similar to original. Johnny Depp freakishly like Michael Jackson though, which was quite amusing!

amylou Wed 03-Aug-05 21:25:16

I want to take my 5yr old? any ideas why its a PG and not a U?

WigWamBam Wed 03-Aug-05 21:26:40

Apparently there's some mild swearing in it, amylou.

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