Comparing Chocolate Factories
Gordan & Joyce Runyan
The WVM team takes a weird, fantastical, somewhat dark tour through, not one but two (count ’em….TWO!) magical chocolate factories producing the famous Wonka brand, a generation apart from each other. Our question going in was, will the intervening forty years between the two movies produce an obvious worldview shift in the classic moral parable of Willie Wonka, little Charlie, and a mysterious, magical kingdom that finds ways to punish bratty children?