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Is The New Willy Wonka Worth The Watch.

Willy Wonka Chocolate Bar Illustration
Tommy Davis
Willy Wonka Chocolate Bar Illustration

With the new Willy Wonka movie recently being released on December 15, 2023, students and others may be wondering if it’s worth watching. Willy, played by Timothee Chalamet and Noodle, played by Calah Lane are the main characters. The rest of the roles are played by an all star cast.
The movie “Willy Wonka” has a four star ranking. In the movie Wonka has big dreams of opening a chocolate shop. While faced with many obstacles, Wonka manages to get through all of them with a little help from Noodle.
Having a story about a man who makes magical-like chocolate seems like a story that would struggle to make sense. The new “Willy Wonka” did not defy the odds, and the plot was very confusing. The plot seemed very rushed and didn’t take enough time explaining or developing any of the characters. Some of the characters do not even tie into the original movie.
Out of all the good and bad components of the movie, the visual effects were by far the best. With bright colors, and wondrous sets, the movie never fell short of providing a great look. Throughout the duration of the movie, it felt as though it was always easy on the eye and never got bland.
The acting and singing was overall very appealing, with a variety of well-written and sung songs, met with impressive dance numbers. Having some of the same songs as the old movie along with some new ones was a nice touch. Although the acting was appealing most of the time, there were a couple of scenes where the acting felt uncomfortable.
Overall, there were many good qualities of the film, and many bad qualities as well. Depending on what someone enjoys in the film could generate a stronger opinion on “Willy Wonka”. Even with the lowlights of the movie, it is definitely worth experiencing.
“Some people come out to support the cause and could care less about the basketball. Others love high school basketball and enjoy the all day format where they can watch game after game. In our previous years we have had a handful of McDonald’s All Americans participate as well as quite a few that have went on to play major college basketball and currently play in the NBA and NFL,” claimed Patterson.
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Quincy Speers
Quincy Speers, Reporter
Quincy McCall Speers is a Junior at Rockbridge County High School and a first year Prowler member.  He is a Co-President of the RCHS Outing Club and loves to use words such as, “word, real, unreal, and electric.” Speers is really good at winning class elections, pickleball trash talk, and silly little puzzles. He is a part of NHS, the lacrosse team, spikeball club, and the Joey Chestnut fan club. Lacrosse is Speers’ second passion behind watching Netflix Romantic Comedies. Speers is excited for this school year and seeing his peers.  

Lola Mulitalo
Lola Mulitalo, Reporter
Sophomore Lola Mulitalo is a  first year reporter for theProwler. She loves being funny - some might even call her the dad joker. Lola always has a dad joke ready and can make any crowd stay quiet. When Lola isn’t cracking jokes, she likes to watch Tangled and compete in National Cotton Candy Eating Races. Lola participates in RCHS girls lacrosse team and basketball team. Although Lola likes to play basketball, lacrosse is where she thrives the most. After high school Lola plans on partnering with Elon Musk to continue charter flights to the moon and back. Mulitalo is thrilled to be in the journalism group and can’t wait to get started. 

Tommy Davis
Tommy Davis, Reporter
Tommy Davis is a Sophomore at RCHS who loves to draw, edit and write! Which works out for him since he is now part of the Prowler Staff! Davis is going to be a Reporter for the staff which will be very exciting since he has never done it before. Davis also loves movies and TV and the whole process of making them. In his spare time, Davis  likes playing video games and editing and writing videos. Another thing you might find interesting about Davis  is that he has a Youtube Channel for himself that he puts videos on! It currently has 330 Subscribers, but he will not tell you what it is though. He hopes to make you laugh and make you feel good about yourself through his articles…Hopefully. 

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    PollyMay 8, 2024 at 11:21 pm

    I tried to watch it, but it was so boring, I couldn’t finish it. Not my style of movie.