Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory ★★★★

Lots of interesting commentary on consumer culture, but stops just shy of doing anything really amazing with it. But the charm and style of this film are more than enough to make up for some thematically lacking elements.  

I will say, the ending was very anticlimatic for me. It ends too sweet and perfectly, and it felt abrupt. It felt like the movie was building up to something great, and then they didn't know what to do so they wrapped it all up in a bow and called it a day. Doesn't make the movie worse, but keeps it from being better. But Gene Wilder really commands the movie, making it hard to really care about anything I didn't like.

Also, Merry Christmas!

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