Both remakes… but oh my… what awesome remakes.
Willy Wonka and the Charlie Factory. Tim Burton once again pulls an awesome movie out of his ass. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of the great movies of the 70’s. It’s one of Gene Wilder’s best performances ever. Walk down the street and start singing any of the Oompa Loompa songs and you’ll have others doing the same.
At first – I loathed Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. He was condescending to the children which was annoying as hell. But… slowly I started seeing that it worked. He just didn’t know how to deal with children/family at all. Brilliant! Much closer to the book methinks, although I can’t be sure seeing as it’s been about twenty years since I read the books.
Dukes of Hazzard. Oh my god… this movie was hilarious. The best part was the guys from Super Troopers doing their little spiel from the begining of the movie was one of the funniest things ever. Lots of cussing in the movie, but well worth the money to see it in the theater. Willie Nelson as Uncle Jesse – didn’t work quite right. Jessica Simpson as Daisy Duke wasn’t bad, but there are other cuter women who are better actors. Over all, lots of laughs, a little light on the action compared to the TV series, but over all I think it was quite the good movie.