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Wonka (2023) Movie Review

By Newguy

Wonka – Movie Review


Director: Paul King

Writer: Simon Farnaby, Paul King (Screenplay)

Writer: Roald Dahl (Characters)


Plot: With dreams of opening a shop in a city renowned for its chocolate, a young and poor Willy Wonka discovers that the industry is run by a cartel of greedy chocolatiers.

Runtime: 1 Hour 56 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Wonka starts when Willy Wonka (Chalamet) arrives in town with a dream to sell chocolate. However, he finds himself pushed out by the ruthless chocolate cartel and trapped working for Mrs Scrubbit (Colman).

Willy remains undeterred with his dream and teaming up with Noodle (Lane), he sets out to fulfill his dream. However, the battle will test him to his limits, as his ever-positive outlook on life is challenged.

Verdict on Wonka

Wonka is a fantasy comedy following a young Willy Wonka as he looks to chase his dream. However, the current chocolate cartel makes life difficult for him as he learns that others will take advantage of his kind nature. He must learn that some people have good and bring joy to the town.

Wonka is one of the most magical movies that had a massive mountain to climb compared to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It does this with ease, using the original music in the backdrop for certain scenes while having original tunes to sing along to. It is a truly feel-good movie and shows the importance of cinema and the joy it can bring. Timothee Chalamet gives us a career-best performance capturing our hearts along the way. Young Calah Lane is fantastic working perfectly with Timothee. There is such joy to be had from this movie and it could be enjoyed over and over again.

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Final ThoughtsWonka is magical, joyful and a beautiful cinematic experience.

Wonka (2023) Movie Review

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