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July 15, 2005

Old or Cynical?

Are you old or cynical when, while watching the scene in the new Charlie and Chocolate Factory where Charlie finds the last golden ticket and the freakish woman next to him offers his $500 for it, you turn to J.Yo and hiss DOLLARS? I thought this took place in London. The exchange rate is AWFUL.

Further CCF reflection to come.

Posted by callalillie at July 15, 2005 11:30 PM | Random


great, now you've ruined the movie for me!

Posted by: tien at July 16, 2005 9:23 AM

Are old/cynical the only choices? How about jaded? Pragmatic?

Posted by: Mark at July 16, 2005 12:08 PM

Wasn't the factory supposed to be in Switzerland or some candy capital? There was a whole mix of accents in there.

I liked the part where the robot-zombie Wonka reveals that he needs human blood in order to fuel his ship to HD-6351!

... oh wait, that's Scientology.

Posted by: matt at July 16, 2005 4:58 PM

You don't need to be cynical to recognize this movie as the awful phlegm mug that it is. If anything, the film itself is cynical--an homage to kitsch rather than story. Tim Burton is dead to me. I have been snookered no more.

Posted by: Will at July 16, 2005 5:32 PM

...will be snookered no more.

Posted by: Will at July 16, 2005 5:33 PM

This movie was GREAT! you jaded nay sayers. Johnny Depp was great, little boy Charlie wonder was great, the cinematography and story line spin...guess what? Also great!

Posted by: jenn at July 16, 2005 7:38 PM

The Umpa Loompas were a little much. And creepy.

Posted by: corie at July 17, 2005 8:36 PM

No one noticed the American style USPS blue mailbox on the corner of the candyshop?

Posted by: pantrygirl at July 18, 2005 3:49 PM

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