Friday, July 29, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory * * *

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp go back a long way - and they'll keep doing movies for some time. It's like watching a huge series of episodes, with different themes each time (Corpse Bride, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Sleepy Hollow, Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands) that nevertheless feel stangely the same.

Here again Tim Burton's imagination is the limit. The visuals are stunning, the story is funny and never gets boring, and it's tough to make up your mind whether Willy Wonka is actually a guy or a girl. As with anime films, directors have finally realized that they shouldn't make movies just for kids. They try to appeal now in a adult audience, since the kids watch the movie anyways.