I watched it last night after a lot of head-scratching. Stealth and Must Love Dogs seemed too crap to watch and I finally managed to convince my m8's that Charlie was the way to go and I was glad I did. The movie is one of the best I have seen all year and it didn't stretch In fact, much like war of the worlds, this movie stays relatively true to the original story unlike the previous "version". In fact, dahl's lyrics appear to play a decent part in the songs that break out once in a while during the movie. Johnny Depp does a wonderful job and the kid from finding neverland also plays a key role. One of the characters who really stands out is Deep Roy. You'll know what I mean when you watch the movie The overall finished product is very well put together and the pacing is brisk. Dead time is a minimum and only appears when necessary. Key trademarks of burton. Carter and Depp, two Burton staples it seems, combine to provide very different aspects of family, one on each side of Charlie who is Carter's son. A great movie amongst a lot of crap out there today, I highly recommend watching this savory dessert 4/5 OSNN Stars.