Sunday, August 3, 2008

Johnny or Gene??


Who is your favorite Willy Wonka??

Emily is obsessed with "Charlie Bucket" and all things "Willy Wonka". She watches both versions and loves them both. She can watch them over and over again. As a kid and even a teenager I remember watching the Gene Wilder version when it would come on TV. The scene with the chocolate river and candy mushrooms, where you first meet the Oompa Loompas was always my favorite. As Veruca Salt said "I want an Oompa Loompa now Daddy" My husband loved the books by Roald Dahl, he read them over and over. So I guess it isn't a surprise that Emily loves it too.
Which is your favorite?? I am torn. My husband likes the Johnny Depp version, he says it is more like the book.

10 comments:

Bekah said...

i didnt read the book so i dont really have an educated opinion, but i like the older one best. I love depp, and he creeped me out a little too much in this one, although he did do a great job.

Amanda said...

That's a hard question!
I think i prefer the original one though. So, i'll go with Gene!

Chele76 said...

diplomatic me...

I like them both equally, but for different reasons. I think they really can't be compared.

Robyn said...

I love Johnny, but I don't know if I really liked him in this, though I haven't seen this version all the way through. I really like the original. I may have to read the book again.

Keri said...

Now i am a HUGE Johnny fan.. mmmmmm...mmmm...mmmmm... BUT.. when it comes to my classics like Willy wonka... give me the original! GENE ALL THE WAY!
Depp creeped me out way too much for this one... and i love the old fashioned grampa!
excuse me while i go chomp on some chocolate!

jshay778 said...

I like the book. But Id have to say I like the older version. The new one is just way to creepy for me. I love Johnny Depp but he freaks me out....scary!

Tabitha said...

I like both of them ~ there are bits that are better in the first one and some I like better in the second one.....if I had to pick I would have to say I like the first one better!!!! XXXXX

April said...

I prefer teh Gene version.

HOWEVER, that being said, mmmmm...Johhny Depp. YUMMY. Just not SO YUMMY as Willie Wonka

kittyconcerto.com said...

I haven't seen the johnny version, but I do know that I LOVE the gene wilder version. Classic. And I too loved the book. :) Hmmm, now I want some chocolate.....

Heather said...

well if i had not seen the original i would say i liked the one with johnny in it...however since i have the original memorized i am very upset that the one with johnny changed the story line. the fact that the boy had a father in the version with johnny is just not right!