The teaser trailer for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is up, and I’m not quite sure what I think about it. The sets and such look spot on, but there’s something….just not sinister enough about the take on it. The couple of times where Wonka talks during the trailer just aren’t filled with the same darkness that Wilder put into the role. Wonka was a scary, scary man in the original film, and I’m not sure I get that from the teaser.
Then again, perhaps this is just the happy get-the-kids-in-the-movie trailer. But I hope that Burton and Depp haven’t gone too silly with it, because that would ruin the balance of the story.