Edgar Cochran’s review published on Letterboxd:
GENE WILDER IS Willy Wonka, and not Johnny Depp. The film has highly brilliant ideas, and although it may not be completely understood by little children, especially some of the jokes made throughout, they may find it creative and enjoyable, despite how scary some sequences may result for them. The character of Willy Wonka is cinematically introduced for the first time with this film, and was perfectly adapted from the novel, with a high touch of crude humor and smart cruelty added. The most brilliant idea portrayed is how the most repulsive and despicable psychological aspects of wealthy, selfish people are shown through exaggerated comical elements, which are more emphasized in the lucky bastards (the children, except for Charlie) than in their respective parents. Extremely creative and with an amazing visual style for the 70's that Tim Burton always dreamed of creating but couldn't (he mostly resorted to CGI and blue/green screens), this "family" gem is worth a watch. Lovely and daring musical.