“Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” is a sweet treat


Hannah Chelton, Reporter

“Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” is an American musical fantasy that was released on June 30, 1971. The movie is mainly focused around a young boy named Charlie Bucket. His family was poor, and his bed-bound grandparents lived with him, and his mother. He worked as a paperboy to help support the family. He often passed the candy store, watching many of his peers enter and enjoy sweet treats. He never stopped at the candy store too often, but when he did, he would get a sweet treat to satisfy his palate. Located in town there is a business named Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, and they sell Wonka Bars and a few other types of savory treats.

One day Wonka announces that there are five “Golden Tickets” hidden in Wonka Bars. The five lucky people that find them will receive a a tour of the factory and a lifetime supply of chocolate. People from all over the world start buying Wonka bars like crazy, and the Wonka factory could not make them fast enough. Eventually all the golden tickets were found, and Charlie had lost hope. Although, on the way home from delivering newspapers he overheard people talking that the last person that found a ticket actually forged the last one. So here was still one last golden ticket out there after all. As soon as Charlie heard the news, he found money in a gutter and decided to spend the money on a Wonka Scrumdiddlyumptious Bar, and with the change he he got a Wonka Bar. He takes his chocolate home to his family in hopes to just maybe find the last golden ticket.

Overall, I personally really enjoy watching “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” It is a movie that just better as they go. Additionally, it is a movie that the family can watch together. There may be a few parts that seem a little scary to little kids, but they are not a bad influence to children whatsoever. I would rate this movie a 4 out of 5 stars.