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Gene Wilder

TRASHES 'Wonka' Movie Remake

'I Think It's an Insult'

6/14/2013 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Don't expect Gene Wilder and Tim Burton to share a candy bar together any time soon ... because Wilder says he flat out HATES the director's remake of his classic film, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."

Wilder made a rare appearance Thursday night in NYC and spoke with Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne. According to The Wrap, Wilder called the 2005 movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" starring Johnny Depp "an insult" to the original.

Wilder said he had no beef with Depp (calling him "a good actor") but said of Burton, "I don't care for that director. He's a talented man, but I don't care for him doing stuff like he did."

Oompa Loompa doo-pa-dee do ...
It's gotta suck when Willy Wonka rips you ...

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Shannondoll    

You guys are way to critical and aren't enjoying the movie for what it is...the second one wasn't a REMAKE of the first one, it was an entirely different take on the original book by Dahl, being truer to the story. Instead of dissecting what you think the director and actors intentions were when they made the film, just relax and stop comparing. Enjoy the movie for goodness' sake. By the way, Gene can calm his feathers. Depp did an amazing job portraying Willy Wonka in HIS own way. The interpretation was based on the ORIGINAL story.

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