I went to see this today and thought it was absolutely brilliant, I thought it was much better than the original one and I thought Johnny Depp played an excellent role as Wonka. If you havent seen this film yet then alls I can say is, go and see it! It is a great film, and I hope that they realise this and bring out the film Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator which was the book that came out after the first chocolate factory book, so it makes sense to bring it to the big screen. I read an interview with Johnny Depp and he said that Tim wanted this one to be more like the book that the previous film, which is why we see more of the Wonka side of things, I cant wait for the release of the DVD, and I am looking forward to the features that might come with it. The only good thing about the original film was Gene Wilder, and I thought that the kid who played Charlie in this new film was more convincing than the older Charlie, I thought that they could have included a few of the older songs in this newer adaption, but they didnt, I was also hoping that they would show the scene in the school were they are doing the experiment and they let then kids out of school early to buy the Wonka bars and Charlie looks at them longingly in the window. Another scene they missed out was the one where Charlie goes to see him mum washing clothes, and the song that his mum sings when Charlie is going home, they are only minor changes but they were what made the first film so good in my opinion.