Monday, August 01, 2005
There's a lot of controversy over whether the new Willy Wonka is based on Michael Jackson. I thought of Jackson the minute I saw Depp in the trailers. Of course, Depp denies it. After seeing the movie, I do think the look was based on Jacko with the white makeup, outlandish clothing, and childish mannerisms. Maybe the voice is his, too, because it's high and childish. But the new Wonka doesn't sing or dance, and hates children. I actually thought he was more like Jim Carrey in The Mask with his voice and extreme gestures. And the part where Wonka bends over and starts singing the Oompa-Loompa song with his butt was a dead giveaway. Just kidding.