KIDS WATCH CLASSICS
Big films tackled by little people
GENE SAUL — 6 WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
what did you think of the film, Gene?
I think it’s very good and a bit... funny.
who is your favourite character?
I like Charlie and his grandpa. They’re nice. They’re funny and they look after each other.
Did you like the oompa-loompas?
I love their songs. [Sings] “Oompaloompa, doopity-do...” They’re very clever with words.
what do you think happens to the naughty children?
It doesn’t show you. I think maybe they learn their lesson and go home.
who is the naughtiest ticket winner?
Veruca Salt is the naughtiest and the rudest. She’s so rude! She wants everything… and her dad never says, “no” to her. Ever. She really is a bad egg!
a lot of people find the film scary. Did you?
Yes. The bit at the beginning outside when the strange man says, “Nobody ever goes in and nobody ever comes out again,” is the creepiest! Oh! And when they’re on the boat on the chocolate river. It goes faster and faster until you’re like, “AAAAAGH! STOOOOOP!” I can’t watch when it looks like Charlie and Grandpa are going to get chopped up by the massive fan when they’re floating with the bubbles. That’s the scariest bit.
there’s another version of this film. would you watch that?
Maybe. To see if it’s as good.
would you like to go to willy wonka’s chocolate factory?
Yeah… but I’d definitely try to be good.