Adds Wonka (2023) added something to Roald Dahl’s universe or had Warner Bros. Would it be better to leave this film adaptation? The first reactions to the musical film for the whole family are finally coming out and they don’t lie: Wonka is absolutely worth it.
The first reviewers are almost all positive about the story of a young Willy Wonka. So the new film takes place Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), this time with Timothée Chalamet as the unique chocolate lover. And according to critics, he does that excellently: “He is infinitely charming and a joy to watch.” According to the first reactions, the adventurous comedy is also not inferior to the Paddington films, director Paul King’s previous major successes.
Wonka is an instant holiday classic and a magical time at the movies.
Zoë Rose Bryant, Next Best Picture
Director Paul King channels Roald Dahl’s brutal contempt for the elite, reinforcing Wonka’s enigma while confidently standing alone.
Griffin Schiller, FilmSpeak
Paul King brings the same sympathetic tone of the Paddington films to Wonka and adds some cute musical numbers.
Daniel Howat, Next Best Picture
Timothée Chalamet is reason enough to see Wonka. He is endlessly charming and a joy to watch.
Germain Lussier, io9.com
That’s how Willy Wonka became. Based on the extraordinary character in ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time.
Can Wonka convince with his sweets?
How did Willy Wonka ever meet the Oompa Loompas as we know them in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)? Hugh Grant takes on the role of Lofty, a chatty Oompa Loompa who turns out to follow Wonka. The candy lover and inventor hopes to create something big to blow people away. He succeeds in this with his unique chocolate, but the city does not want any of his sweets. Lofty helps Wonka to ‘convince’ the elite of his magic.
Almost in the cinema
Wonka turns away 13 december in the cinema. For a complete overview of all new films that will soon premiere on the big screen, you can go here.
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