sentaiweeb7’s review published on Letterboxd:
I remember watching this around Halloween on TV, I don't know why they played this movie during the season of the witch, but I do have some guesses: 1. it involves candy, 2. it has a sinister, scary feeling once you really think about it or probably both.
it's a great movie, but not a great adaptation if I gotta be honest, some differences are rather minor though.
although I don't really like musicals, this is one of the few exceptions. yeah the oompa loompa songs are rather repetitive, but other than that, all of this film's songs are pretty catchy. especially the classic pure imagination.
so to summarize: it's a great movie, but not a good adaptation, even if the differences are minor.