Lots of fun
This is a fun movie for kids and also grown ups that remember what it's like to be a kid. It's also very close to Roald Dahl's book of the same name, moreso than the 1971 Willy Wonka film that starred the wonderful Gene Wilder. Personally, I liked both of these films. I did grow up with the older adapation. The newer film is not a remake, but a new adaptation as there are some very big differences to both. The newer one uses the songs from the book, such as the Augstus Gloop song (music by Danny Elfman, but the lyrics are RD's). The Oompa Loompas are not exactly like in the book in either version, but this version is the closest as they are described as "knee height" in the book. My kids, all four of them, ranging in ages from 5 to 13, all have liked the CATFC over the 1971 film. At first, I was a little put off by Depp's portrayal of WW, but now love it. He's funny! It's been said that Dahl's widow felt that this film would have met with her late husband's complete approval and I can see why. The cinematography, the acting (everyone!), the costumes, special effects (Deep Roy is all of the Oompa Loompas), music and directing makes for an enjoyable film.