Essay, Pages 3 (532 words)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate FactoryWilly Wonka is the Bill Gates of chocolates, candies, and sweets for the world. The thing is the factory’s gates are always closed. “No one ever goes in, no one ever comes out,” and nobody can figure how the magic is made. Everyone’s chance to see the tricks behind the treats comes when Wonka plants five golden tickets in five random Wonka bars. These golden tickets are a pass to tour the Wonka factory and a lifetime supply of chocolate.
Charlie, the poor but full of life main character of the film, thinks this is the greatest thing since sliced bread which is something that his family has trouble buying.
Charlie is more than intrigued by the factory and all the secrets that come along with it. Four golden tickets are found in a hurry and Charlie’s hopes and dreams go down the drain, but in that drain Charlie finds some change and buys just one more Wonka bar.
The one in a million shot that happens only in movies occurs and the last ticket is now in Charlie’s hand. Charlie gets his bed-ridden Grandpa Joe to come along with him. The day comes and the children and their guests begin to tour the factory. One by one, the children mess up and are taken away or are removed from the factory.
At the end of the movie, when Charlie and Grandpa Joe enter Wonka”tms office to collect the lifetime supply of chocolate, Gene Wilder superbly exemplifies an angry, bitter, and distraught old man.
They gave the movie a more adult feel, because adults could relate to the movie like they relate to The Sound of Music, other classic musicals, or just your basic operas. He gains an edge of menace and madness that nicely offsets the movie’s sentimental sweetness. I read the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that the movie was based on when I was 10 years old, but never got around to seeing the movie.
Mike Teevee committed the sin of anger and it led to his eventual downfall. It entices everyone who has an imagination and makes their creative minds work overtime while watching this movie. Adults with children would also like this movie because it teaches manners, rule and consequences. Charlie teaches all the children of the world that it pays off to follow the rules and to not be greedy. While watching this movie I noticed a recurring theme while watching this film. It is hard for the viewer to determine whether or not Wonka is joking at times.
Every time that one of the children disobeys the rules, the Oompa Loompas are there to sing their self titled song and heed parental warnings to the children. Violet Beauregarde takes gum from Wonka before it has been tested because she thinks she is the number one gum chewer in the world. In my opinion this could also be considered one of the most classic musicals of all time as well. In the beginning, he is the gracious host of his incredible factory, and near the end he is an offensive jerk, only to turn right around and be the most generous man on earth.