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
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He doesn't need my money for Willy Wonka, because NO ONE can top Gene Wilder, but he'll get some for the sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean.
Also from the trailers doesn't Depp look like Michael Jackson in the movie?
Wonka was a very dark book. Dahl was a good writer, but somewhat dark by today's standards.
Why does everyone like him in the Pirates of the C? He played it like a flaming homosexual....
Everytime I saw him flounce I was distracted from the film story.
Who in the hell is Johnny Depp?
Does anyone know if here in in character here, or is this his normal look?
You will live in happiness too,
Like the Oompa Loompas doompity do!
Wouldn't touch this with a barge pole. Anti-American or not.
He played it like the original meaning of the word "gay." PotC's the only thing I've ever seen him in that I liked.
Richards is playing Jack Sparrow's father in the sequel...
He doesn't "deserve" my money. But I'd say he's earned it by past performances. His movies are usually good and odds are this one is good as well. He can have his opinion and howl at the moon if he wants.
I don't know that Wilder was very accurate to the books, or whether Depp is either. As for anti-American's in Hollywood if you go ignoring all the work done by liberals there your movie viewing will be scant. Depp is a talented actor, if a poor patriot, and poor evaluator of global politics. Still 50% of America roughly voted for John Kerry beleiving he would help the lower class while knowing he was a treasonist bastard and mega mega rich guy. So maybe that's the part of America Depp was calling dumb. If anything describes liberals it's happy puppy dumbness combined with uninstigated aggression.
(singing) Doompity do!
"But not for this one, I can never get that Ooompa Looompa song out of my head."
I think that for this one they left out the songs. From what I understand Roald Dahl's widow had ultimate creative control, and the movie will be much more true to the book than the Gene Wilder film.
Thanks. I really needed that.
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).
We have a tower like that here in Clanton, AL. It also makes me think of the book!
Richards has been clean, at least from drugs, for years. Probably decades. Thompson never cleaned up and it showed in his writing.
Depp played Jack Sparrow "as Keith Richards." Even when filming this wasn't a secret and then he said so repeatedly in interviews in order to lure Richards into the sequel.
LOL!We had the same problem with the one in Clanton. The solution? Paint a giant leaf on top.! Just looks like somebody ran out of toilet paper to me now! :)
I don't boycott good actors based on stupid political statements they make. But I will boycott bad actors for their bad acting. ;)
Eeew, yes that's exactly what I thought. The white makeup and the fixed-face smile, careful, stiff body movements. Talking without lips moving....I wondered if he studied Michael Jackson as a model. I wasn't that excited to see that that was his approach...
It's a Tim Burton film. I expect a little darker, a little strange. But Roadl Dahl was a little darker, a little strange (but also gifted) for a children's author, so...I am planning to see it.
I loved Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean and think he is gifted. He does not speak about politics unless goaded. One quote he made outside one of those award shows (I think it was the Academy Awards) went something like this:
He and his paramour were standing at the roped talking to Starr Jones. She mentioned that they have a five year old daughter and Jones asked them (gushygushy) about whether their daughter would follow in their footsteps and also go into acting.
He gave her a look and asked her to repeat the question. When she did he looked at her, shaking her head, and said something like
"Oh, no. I certainly hope not. She much too intelligent to go into acting."
Chatty Ms. Jones was not expecting that response and was speechless, which was quite and accomplishment. I loved it.
agree...creepy nails it
OH, you're in Clanton! We used to drive up from Millbrook to get fresh peach ice cream and go to the Walmsrt Supercenter!
Oh, I love those peaches!
He is downright ugly, IMO. Why is he considered such a sex symbol??
His ideas are ugly too.
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