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“Wonka” Movie Review

Fans are eager to see the new 2023 Wonka Movie, serving as a prequel to the original beloved story.
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Fans are eager to see the new 2023 “Wonka” Movie, which acts as a prequel to the original “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”/”Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

The newly released movie “Wonka,” starring Timothee Chalamet, provides an intriguing glimpse into the life of the iconic Willy Wonka before he became a world famous chocolatier. This exciting prequel delivers a thorough and captivating backstory that has fans left ecstatic with a new take on the beloved character.

In the movie, we follow young Wonka’s journey, beginning with his humble origins as a dreamer living in a small town. The story unravels as he discovers talent for investing and creating delicious confections, as he’d say, and how he goes on to establish his legendary chocolate factory. On this journey, Wonka encounters various challenges that test his resilience and his determination. These obstacles were only shaping him into the mysterious chocolate expert the whole world loves.

The movie explores his relationships with his family members and mentors who influenced his love and journey with chocolate. As he overcomes some things in the way, some of which were hinted at back in the original story, fans are given insights into what drives Wonka’s quirkiness and personality. From what fans have seen so far, many appreciate Timothee Chalamet’s brilliant portrait of the young Willy Wonka, being able to capture his vulnerability and creativeness. Also, the movie gives visually amazing cinematography that brings a lot of life to Wonka’s world.

In conclusion, the 2023 film “Wonka” delves into the untold story of Willy Wonka’s life before fame, and shows everyone the real him. We get to see him from humble beginnings and watch him overcome all of the people and things trying to take him down. While some fans thought the movie wasn’t good enough, most of the reviews have been great as fans love to see their beloved character back in action. Especially with their very talented and known cast. It’s safe to say that this prequel gave life to the well known Willy Wonka story.

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Taryn Braff, Reporter
Taryn Braff is a junior at Woodbridge High School and this is her first time taking a journalism class, where she will work as a reporter and staff writer. She likes to write about relevant topics/trends, along with writing & reading suspenseful pieces. She was on Woodbridge High School’s volleyball team during her freshman year, which opened up opportunities for her to do a bunch of fundraising to support the Barrons!

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