Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), is a timeless classic and possibly the most enjoyed film for a family night in. Even with the 2005 release of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (after the book of the same name by Roald Dahl) was intended to re-introduce a new generation to the tale, the original version still appears as the favourite among children.
Nevertheless, adults are certainly not left out in this film. ” Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker” is one, of the many comical yet mature lines delivered through the film. However, as I watched the film again for what seems like the 100th time with my two young boys the inevitable statement always follows….
“Mum, when I grow up, I want to be just like Willy Wonka and have my own chocolate factory with Oompa Loompa’s too.”
“How wonderful”, is my usual reply. However, for some reason, I said nothing and started thinking of the character of Willy Wonka.