For the third week in a row, the Tim Burton and Johnny Depp version of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is still consumed by the masses. I don’t know if it’s related, but I’ve seen a slight uptick in Johnny Depp’s Willy Wonka-inspired content on TikTok, so maybe Gen Z took a nostalgic trip with a childhood favorite.
I don’t mean to alarm anyone, but “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” was released 17 years ago, so the target audience for this film is now at the age where they have children of their own. Chances are they’ll show it to them, because their version of the story. Sorry, Gene Wilder.
In a surprising twist, the movie “Riverdance: The Animated Adventure” came in as the 7th most-watched movie this week. Growing up, I remember being captivated by “Riverdance” after it exploded in popularity after the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, but never in my wildest dreams would I have predicted that it would not only get an animated movie, but that it would be one of the most popular movies on Netflix upon release. The story follows a young Irish-born boy named Keegan and his Spanish-born friend Moya who learn to dance through danger and despair with a magical herd of spirit deer.
Its good. But if the kids love it, my opinion really doesn’t matter.