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Chocolate Ahoy!

Last weekend, ended up actually going to the movies; watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Johnny Depp gave a great performance: slightly Michael-Jacksony at first impression, but managed to shake that off pretty early in the movie. Connected to JD's performance was the humour present throughout the movie: certainly a totaly different take than the 'original' movie with Gene Wilder.

In fact, from the little I'd read/heard recently in the buzz, Tim Burton's version may well be much more faithful to the book than the 'original' movie.

This version I think is 100x better. The only thing I miss is the Oompah Loompah's song (the oompah loompah gobbledy goo one) from the original, but I suppose that was created just for that movie. For this current movie, did you know that in the end credits, for the songs sung by the Oompah Loompahs, lyrics were credited to Roald Dahl himself?

Now I'm gonna have to pick up Roald Dahl's book too! *grin!*

btw, this time, Tim Burton certainly has a HIT on his hands (like Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas), certainly better than any of his MISSes (I just could not stand Beetlejuice!).


  1. Hi,
    Going to be really off topic with this, just bear with me...
    Just dropped by to say "hi", I can at last read blogs again!!
    And I like the new layout, the country counter's cool.
    Keep up the good work.
    I'll probably be e-mailing for some help/tips.
    Back in Zurich, but not for long...


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