Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is the best movie in the whole world.
I may have said that about Annie in the past (and I do love me some Annie) but Willy Wonka is my true favorite.
I found it on the library shelf the other day and was practically jumping up and down with excitement. The kids looked on, unimpressed.
"We seen 'at." little kid reminded me.
"We've seen it a lot. Prob'ly 20 times." Big Kid added.
"I don't care, it's my favorite."
"Whose card will it go on?" Big Kid asked, not wanting my movie to count against his 6. I looked at little kid.
"Not mine, mumum."
"On my card! Geez, who even cares? You guys get 12 movies, I can only get 6! And daddy likes grown-up movies." little kid ended up wanting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and it was PG (which he can't rent on his card), so we worked out a deal.
And I've watched it every single day and feel sad about returning it on Tuesday.
I have Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on DVD but Johnny Depp can bite me.
(no really, he can. I'd probably like that)
It's just nowhere near as good. Not even on the same spectrum of wonderfulness. The Oompa Loompa situation in the new movie was a huge disappointment.
And you know what? My kids get sucked into Willy Wonka every single time, whether they've seen it 20 times or not. It's every kid's biggest fantasy! It's timeless!
I think my favorite movies of all time list is as follows:
1. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
3. Pulp Fiction
4. Reservoir Dogs
5. Wizard of Oz
I'm disturbed by how many kids movies are on that list. 6 and 7 would probably be kids movies too (Up and Where the Wild Things Are). Hmmmm. Goodfellas, the Jerk and Forrest Gump would be in the top 10 though. So, 50/50 kid/adult movie ratio. I don't think that's bad. I was a kid once.
This post brought to you by a boring rainy day!