One Bad Apple

I haven’t seen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but I’m doubtful that Johnny Depp can hold a candle to Gene Wilder. In fact, Depp’s Willy Wonka looks eerily familiar:

The longish black hair. The pale skin. The ornate suit jacket. The (how should we say?) less than traditional adult-male speaking voice.

That is fabled candy maker Willy Wonka as embodied by Johnny Depp in director Tim Burton’s new take on the children’s classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

One problem: “I think the casual viewer is going to see Michael Jackson.”

This was no big thriller for TruePravda. I saw this one coming a year and a half ago.