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‘Wonka’ was released on Dec. 15, and grossed $553 billion against a budget of $125 million.

On Dec. 15, the immensely anticipated “Wonka” movie made its way to the big screen and captivated audiences of all ages in the process. The film is a prequel following the younger version of the famous character Willy Wonka (portrayed by Timothee Chalamet in this adaptation).

The film solidified its status as a companion movie with amazing creativity. The other movies in the franchise were renowned for their creativity, and thankfully this movie lived up to the standard set by its predecessors. The movie also featured interesting unique elements and an outstanding plot. Throughout the movie, Willy Wonka struggles with his primary goal: launching his divine chocolate creations and making them well-known to the city in order to provide joy, despite relentless opposition. This opposition was otherwise known as the ‘Chocolate Cartel’, who are hellbent on maintaining their status of having the most delicious chocolate, along with Bleacher (Tom Davis) and Mrs. Scrubitt (Olivia Colman) who lure Wonka into their boarding house and force him to work there until his wages are met.

To say this movie was creative would be a massive understatement. All of the musical numbers in the film were beyond amusing, and as someone who can’t stand musicals, the performances truly fascinated me. For example, the first performance “A Hatful of Dreams” encapsulates the talent that Wonka attained prior to fame and success. This moment in the film is enough to make everyone glued to their seats and watch in awe as every note and vocal entices every viewer.

There is also a multitude of sentimental aspects, including the wonderfully developed sibling-like dynamic of Wonka and Noodle (a poor orphan) who partner up to fight for a mix of freedom and openness in their city. The film also has a heartfelt touch as Wonka goes into depth with a flashback of his mom, revealing how she inspired him to pursue his only dream despite any adversaries that might come along the way. The story ties together in a cohesive way and is flooded with joy in every scene. The performances behind every character were lit with amusement and passion. Every line was delivered in a perfect tone, matching both the scenarios and the storyline. It fully encapsulates the upbringing of how Willy became Wonka.

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