Walker Rutter’s review published on Letterboxd:
I haven't seen a classic musical since like, February so this was pretty refreshing. I really enjoyed this movie, with Gene Wilder (RIP) being the obvious highlight. However much I did like this, part of me wonders if I would've liked this more if I grew up with it. Like the whole candy aspect and everyone going mad over chocolate probably would've been a bit more interesting to kid me. Don't me wrong, I still liked it, but like, I can't be the only one that finds the whole world going crazy over getting a lifetime supply of chocolate a bit ridiculous? That isn't knocking any points, I just find it really funny. Also I find the inclusion of the Oompa Loompa’s quite odd, and like, maybe a bit #problematic? I still like the movie though. I’m going to see how Tim Burton's remake will fair. I've heard some mixed things.