May 28, 2005

Movie Disappointments

We took the kids to see Madagascar today. Serious disappointment. I was really looking forward to that movie, more so than Star Wars. I know you Star Wars freaks can’t believe it. It is what it is. Anyway, it was such a disappointment that even my 8 year old, taking my hand as we were leaving the theater, said to me, “Mom, I didn’t think that movie was nearly as funny as I thought it would be.” On a sidenote, the penguins were a riot. I could have handled a movie of just them...

So they showed previews to the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie coming out. I have no problems admitting that I am with millions of other American women that think Johnny Depp is a hotty. I would gladly give up a day pass for him.

In the Willie Wonka remake, he is creepy. Blech. Does nothing for me. I watched the previews and he made my skin crawl. Whereas Gene Wilder’s character came across as maniacal, Johnny’s character comes across as a plastic sicko that I would warn my kids about.

Yeah, that movie isn’t on my radar to see.

Posted by Boudicca at May 28, 2005 09:17 PM

Crap, Madagascar sucks, huh? I was so hoping it would be good. The previews looked funny...

Johnny Depp is sooo freaking hot. And versatile. Loved, loved, loved him in Finding Neverland. *sigh*

Posted by: Jody Halsted at May 28, 2005 09:32 PM

So... Johnny Depp plays Michael Jackson in this movie? :-)

Posted by: Harvey at May 29, 2005 10:30 AM

The new movie is supposed to be much more true to the book while the original movie was softened quite a bit.

Supposedly Depp used Marilyn Manson as the model for his character.

I like Depp too -- he is an excellent actor.

Posted by: The Wandering Mind at May 30, 2005 09:28 AM

I am a big fan of Johnny Depp, too, especially in Pirate of the Caribbean. However, you are soooo right about this Willy Wonka movie. All I have seen are the previews and he is just sicko. Double blech!

Posted by: Angela at June 2, 2005 02:42 AM