Skip to comments.Does Johnny Depp Deserve YOUR Money?
Posted on 06/30/2005 4:15:25 AM PDT by Jon Alvarez
Boycott Alert: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Release Date: July 15, 2005
Starring: Johnny Depp
"America is dumb, it's like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive."
--Johnny Depp, in Berlin, Germany, 2003
Fear not, I won't be seeing this one. To make matters worse, Depp's made up to look like Michael Jackson with the ghostly skin and apparently lipstick. Creepy!
I didn't care for it as a child; I remember having to read it sometime around third grade.
These days they're probably still working on Curious George at that grade level.
"Also from the trailers doesn't Depp look like Michael Jackson in the movie?"
I saw one promo shot of Depp wearing big, round white sunglasses...I think that they were trying to make him look more like Willy Wonka did in the illustrations from Dahl's book. I'm actually looking forward to this movie. I only wish they'd make a film version of the follow-up book, "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator."
Probably Dahl's best book was Boy, which isn't a kid's book. The title comes from his mother's way of addressing him. She called him, simply, "Boy."
Also, remember, James and the Giant Peach was directed by Tim Burton, a very dark director.
He seems to be playing Wonka as a flaming gay as well, judging from the hair-do, lipstick, etc
Loved him in Ninth Gate and Sleepy Hollow.</p>
I liked Depp in Neverland. That was good.
But him as Willie Wonka, I don't think so. Besides, I am biased. Gene Wilder is Willie Wonka.
The Pirates of the Carribean was a twit fag movie. Depp sounded like he had something in his throat that wasn't his! It was a waste of time and money - like most of the Homosexual promo movies, e.g. Alexander!! What a joke and International Joke!!!
Depp is a good actor, but he definitely recycles characters. Actually, I think he based his Capt Jack Sparrow character on Hunter S. Thompson (who he played in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"). If you watch those two movies, the character movements are very similar--both appear to move as if they're always under the influence (of course, they probably were). Despite this, "Pirates of the Carribean" was probably the best live Disney movie ever.
As for Chocolate Factory, yes the trailers did remind me of Michael Jackson, but I doubt that was by design. Unfortunately, from now on, any feminine-looking man that hangs with boys will be compared to Michael.
Again, he based Jack Sparrow on Keith Richards. Then he talked Richards into playing Jack Sparrow's father in the sequel.
You started it! All you had to do was type the words "Oompa Loompa" and it gave me an earworm. I'm actually going to have to look up the lyrics so I can sing it all the way through, then maybe it'll go away.
I have been hearing a lot of discussion concerning the falling revenues of films for this year. Many people give various reasons - DVD's, high ticket prices, high prices for snacks, bad movies, etc. What no one seems to want to say is is it because of the actors and actresses themselves and what they say.
According to the National Association of Theater Owners - http://www.natoonline.org/statisticstickets.htm - the average price for a ticket is 6.21. Bewitched opens at 20.1 million. That's a little over 3 million people who went and saw it. This past weekend, Batman Begins took in 27.6 million. That's only slighly over 4 million and 400 thousand people - and how many of them were repeaters like I was this weekend? Now granted, the stars of these two films have not bad mouthed America - as far as I know - yet how many have done so in recent years? Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Susan Sarandon, George Clooney, Woody Allen, etc. Now, how many people voted for George Bush in the last election? Over 61 million people. You cannot run a business when you insult the customer base! Batman Begins has the "fiance" of Tom Cruise in it. How many people say "I'm not giving my money to a bunch of Scientologists?" The American public are not going to the movies because they are tired of supporting spoiled brats who bad-mouth the very country that made them famous. That is my opinion.
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" I believe is the correct name of the story. I liked that as a kid, also "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator", though I don't remember it much. My fave was "James and the Giant Peach". I once saw a water tower in South Carolina and it reminded me of that story.
Oh, I forgot to mention, the water tower in SC is shaped like a peach.
He wrote another of my favorites "James and the Giant Peach". Also very dark, but I loved it!
Yes, but it would have been confusing to call it by its real name.
Dahl was an interesting guy. He was RAF. Married Patricia Neal (sp?) and wrote a bunch of screenplays, usually adapting Ian Fleming books, i.e. chitty chitty bang, bang and You only live twice.
If I held a grudge against everyone that I disagreed with then I would have to move to the NW Territories and live with the polar bears and reindeer.
What really sucks is that as much as I hate Tim Robbins, I think he is an excellent actor.
Both Keith Richards and HST were perpetually under the influence, so not surprised at the similarity. Of course, Depp never played KR in a movie.
Exactly. I've learned that life is richer when one can seperate their entertainment from their politics.
Plus, gotta give Depp some props. He *actually* packed his bags and moved to France (unlike all those other actors who merely toss the idea around).
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