Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (film) Hatedom
Note: This is about the 2005 adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You may be looking for the 1971 adaptation of the novel.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 musical fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and written by John August, based on the 1964 British novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. The storyline follows Charlie as he wins a contest along with four other children and is led by Wonka on a tour of his chocolate factory. Development for the second adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (filmed previously as Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in 1971) began in 1991, which resulted in Warner Bros. providing the Dahl Estate with total artistic control. Prior to Burton's involvement, directors such as Gary Ross, Rob Minkoff, Martin Scorsese, and Tom Shadyac had been involved, while actors Bill Murray, Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey, Michael Keaton, Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Adam Sandler, and many others, were either in discussion with or considered by the studio to play Wonka. This movie was a critical and box office success praising for its catchy songs, the narration, the portrayal of the film, and acting. However, you also got a sour hatedom as well.
Why They Can't Run the Chocolate Factory
- First off and most importantly, they are Kink Shamers due to the infamous scene with Violet Beauregarde swelling up like a blueberry.
- It's filled with nostalgiatards who trash on this film because of it's somewhat darker setting or a certain scene (like Mike's song sequence or Veruca falling down a hole). Just because it's dark, does not mean it's bad. What do you expect from a Tim Burton film?
- Don't ever think about saying that you like the 2005 adaptation instead of 1971 classic or else you're gonna have a bad time.
- The Micahel Jackson hatedom is still at bay in this hatedom. The reason behind this is because they think that Willy Wonka looks like the King of Pop himself. Oh, brother, we got some really bad blood coming in.
- Because of how Wonka is portrayed in the film, they actually think that Wonka is a serial killer. Just because he acts awkward at times, does not make him a serial killer. It's just a made-up theory.
- When the Nostalgia Critic made a video of the Old vs. New: Willy Wonka and gave the original 1971 movie more points than the 2005 movie, they started to circle-jerk him. We know that the Nostalgia Critic said his thoughts of the 2005 film, but you can't just bandwagon his opinions.
- Some only hate this movie because of Wonka's portrayal being different from the original 1971 classic. Yes, we can understand that Wonka himself in this movie wasn't as faithful compared to his 1971 incarnation, but that does NOT dictate the quality of the movie. The same could be said for the Oompa Loompas.
- The nostaligiatards who hated this movie only rely on nostalgia and don't even bother to give this film a chance. Google Play is a good example of this.
- A few call it a rip-off of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory when it's supposed to be a second adaptation. How idiotic!
- To extend, some of the reviews are just mean spirited, immature, or nostaligiatardish. Combine them with all 3 and it gets worse. IMDb is a good example of this.
- Even some book elitists only hate this film for not being really accurate compared to the original Roald Dahl book. They don't even bother that it still stays true to the source material, but with little changes. That's like saying you hate anime just because it's doesn't really stay true to the manga when they are just being manga elitists.
- A few of them are moral guardians who hated the film because of a scene where Mike Teavee said "retard" to Wonka. They get offended really easily.
- They crossed the line by believing that the film itself promotes child abuse when it's not even true. Wonka didn't abuse the children, the 5 spoiled children themselves did abuse themselves and Charlie is the one one who didn't get to suffer the literal consequences. Even Wonka tried to warn the 5 children.
- They use CGI as an excuse to dislike the movie. Really?
- They hate it because "it's not like the original" according to them. Does this sound familiar?
- They think that Johnny Depp's performance as Wonka is terrible down to the point where they hate and berate him, which is disrespectful to Johnny Depp himself and his fans.
- They just hate it because "It ruined their Childhood". Seriously guys
- Some don't even give the adaptation a chance.
- They claim themselves to be true fans simply because of how they call Gene Wilder the "True Wonka". A true fan would actually appreciate both Johnny Depp's and Gene Wilder's Wonka and respect the actors what they try to bring on the table.
The Earth Says "Hello!" to These Redeeming Qualities
- Some haters don't act like this and have their own legit reasons to not like the film.
- They may have a point about its faults like Charlie not getting a lot of character development despite being the main character.
- Not all of them are kink shamers.