Wonka (out Dec 14) is designed to be a prequel to the 1971 flick starring Gene Wilder. It's fun! The story is easy to follow, the musical numbers fit nicely, and the production values are strong. In the title role, Timothée Chalamet’s dancing/singing skills are charming but it’s the blend of quirkiness and sincerity he brings to the character which makes Wonka easy to root for. Grade: B+.
Mini Review - Wonka
- Written by Matthew Toomey