Movies: For Wonka, Tooth Is Beauty

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's not dark enough

Finally. After all these years, we know what drove Willy Wonka to his career as a master chocolatier; it was all his father's fault. Dad was a maniacal dentist who completely forbade candy.

Thus was an obsession born. For Willy, all chocolate is bittersweet. So he builds the world's largest candy factory and manages it in a way that could be described as presumptively eccentric. As a backstory for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, that is, shall we say, a serviceable invention. The same might be said of Tim Burton's new movie adaptation of this apparently unstoppable media property....

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