Timothée Chalamet Was a Likeable Willy Wonka for Most
“A little too sweet maybe, Chalamet is no Wilder or even Depp, but charming and likable,” one viewer posted on X. A second person said, “No one will ever [match] the great Gene Wilder [but] this was Tim Chalamet’s most likeable role so far for me.”
Johnny Depp’s Performance Continues to Divide Audiences
Johnny Depp’s Devoted Fans Stick up for Him
Depp’s infamously rabid fanbase does not appreciate the shade being thrown for his performance in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
“Well TImothé Chalamet is great but.. JOHNNY DEPP WILL NIVER BE REPEATED IN HISTORY AM I CLEAR ??? DID YOU HEAR THAT ????” one rather passionate Depp fan posted via X. Another Depp supporter wrote, “Timothee Chalamet may be the in thing nowadays, but sorry Willy Wonka for me will always be Johnny Depp.”
Some ‘Wonka’ Watcher Thought Timothée Chalamet’s Version Was Elite
A second chimed in to add, “Gene Wilder’s Willie Wonka was weird but he more or less matched what I thought the character should be when I was a kid. Johnny Depp was too creepy and not-in-a good-way weird. Timothee Chalamet is the best Willie Wonka. Weird, hopeful, quirky, determined. Brilliant.”
Fox News Contributor Joe Concha Disagrees With the Praise
Joe Concha, a Fox News Contributor, disagreed with the praise being heaped on Chalamet — mainly from his own children. “The kids saw Wonka on Sunday and both declared it was not only better than the original but this Wonka actor is better than Gene Wilder,” Concha shared. “Legal question: How easy is it to disown children?”
Buy Tickets to See ‘Wonka’
In addition to Chalamet, Wonka also stars Hugh Grant, Olivia Colman, Keegan-Michael Key, Calah Lane, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Jim Carter, Natasha Rothwell, Tom Davis, Sally Hawkins and Rowan Atkinson. Paul King, who directed the recent Paddington films, helms the picture and co-wrote the screenplay with Simon Farnaby. You can use Fandango to find showtimes at a movie theater near you.