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Charlie and the chocolate factory film review

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Film review-

Charlie and the chocolate factory

Tim Burton's remake of Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the chocolate factory" is a magical, uplifting film to capture the minds of all ages. Children will become engaged in the brightly coloured factory where elements of fantasy are realistically portrayed. However, the older viewers will notice a deeper, sinister view of Willy Wonka's miraculous world, with the contrasting darkness in the flamboyantly decorated rooms. These contrasts in colour may reveal a darker, lonely side to the cheerful, flamboyant Willy Wonka behind his wild imagination. John August adds extra narrative to the film, as shown in Willy Wonka's flashbacks of his past, which leads the viewers to believe that his loneliness is the result of a difficult relationship with his oppressive dentist father. The director of the film, Tim Burton, has directed many popular films throughout his career that depict a similar atmosphere, "Big Fish" and "Sleepy Hollow" are just two of his critically acclaimed films that conjures up a mysterious atmosphere. Burton has worked closely with the main character in the film "Charlie and the chocolate factory" in previous films. Johnny Depp who plays the naive Willy Wonka and

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