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Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka prompts a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders into his top-secret confectionary. But does Wonka have an agenda hidden amid a...
@hurluberlue: The Thing? The Fly? Invasion of the Body Snatchers? Scarface? A Fistful of Dollars? The Maltese Falcon? The Departed? The Magnificent Seven?
Tim Burton tried to be more faithful to the book and we saw how that turned out. Faithfulness to source material is not a criteria by which all film adaptations should be judged. Many should be taken on their own terms, since film is such a different medium and some aspects of a novel do not always translate well to film.
You could also say that the Burton film just blew its load on CGI-Indian oompa loompas.
Compared to its 2003 re-make, this film is filled with warmth, charm, and real imagination. A delight to watch - even if that tunnel was really freakin' weird.
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Currently in 6 official lists, but has been in 7
Highest official list rank ever is #16 and lowest is #967