This is a story of an ordinary little boy named Charlie Bucket. He was not faster or stronger or more clever than other children. His family was not rich or powerful or well-connected. In fact, they barely had enough to eat.
Tim Burton’s masterpiece Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) is only a remake of Mel Stuart’s Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) in name only. The film is really an ingenious and wholly independent adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1964 novel Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. In fact it is difficult to believe, watching Burton’s film, that the depressive auteur ever saw the original. If it the case that he did, it is still yet a miracle how he conjured a remake as original as the one that has prevailed.