21OldBoyWed 29th Jul 2009 The old one by a country mile. Did not like the new one one bit and I'm a big J Depp/Tim Burton fan, but I thought it was terrible really. The old one had much more charm and an almost magical quality.I found the new one very sterile what with the cloned Oompa Loompa's (WTF) and Depps very strange almost creepy performance and the awful factory design. Give me Gene Wilder any day.Yes it wasn't close to the book but like Sean Aaron says if you want the book ,read the book. Just my opinion of course What do you get when you guzzle down sweets? CLASSIC!! What's this bit for again?