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Johnny Depp In Michael Jackson: The Movie?

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40 Responses to “Johnny Depp In Michael Jackson: The Movie?”

  1. Ray Pride says:

    “NEVERLAND was only the first stop on a magical journey for boys and boys of all ages!”

  2. Lota says:

    scary.

  3. Lota says:

    shouldn’t his glove be more sparkly?

  4. Martin says:

    If Johnny Depp is the Hollywood Michael, what does that make Tim? Joe Jackson?

  5. jeffrey boam's doctor says:

    Hunter S shot himself when he saw Johnny in that pub still.

  6. L&DB says:

    If this is scary. Then may an Oomp Paloompa show
    up in your room, and talk dirty to you.

  7. bicycle bob says:

    for one thing, mj would love the oompas.

  8. mosser says:

    trying for satirical brilliance, but what looks to be mediocrity, a la Mars Attacks

  9. Terence D says:

    It will be hard to top Gene Wilders Wonka. Thats what my generation will remember.

  10. thedoom says:

    I’m surprised Lindsay Lohan isn’t in the movie. She looks more like an Oomp-Paloompa every day…

  11. Sandy says:

    This is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and is darker than the other version and is more faithful to the original book. It is for a new generation so I don’t think you should compare the two.

  12. Joe Leydon says:

    Wasn’t the original “Willy Wonka” something of a box-office disappointment back in the 1970s? I know it’s now viewed as a classic, but — kinda-sorta like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “The Wizard of Oz” — isn’t it a movie that attained classic status primarily through TV revivals?

  13. bicycle bob says:

    its pretty safe to say burton and depp won’t recreate the 70’s wonka version.

  14. TheBrotherhoodOfTheLostSkeletonOfCadavra says:

    We already have the perfect actor to play Jackson: Lara Flynn Boyle.

  15. Sayuri says:

    jeffrey boam’s doctor?? How dare you say something like that… Show a little respect for Christ’s sake!

  16. bicycle bob says:

    jeffrey just had an acid flashback. he’ll be ok

  17. Lota says:

    Naah not Lara Flynn Boyle. too skinny and cranky. First person I thought of looking at that picture wasn’t Depp but Mary Tyler Moore subject to time travel.
    and there should be a sparkly glove please.

  18. nick says:

    I pray to god that this is good; I have a fear that it’s gonna turn out to be like Ron Howard’s The Grinch, a movie I was DEEPLY disgusted by…though Burton is better than Howard any day.

  19. Stella's Boy says:

    I’m a fan of Tim Burton and a fan of Johnny Depp, but I have zero interest in this movie. Just does nothing for me.

  20. Mark says:

    Burton always does interesting things and has a different take. I’ll see it but its not like I’m waiting with baited breath.

  21. David Poland says:

    Don’t forget John August’s contribution… you know, that little thing called “a script!”

  22. I think Johnny just wants to get Augustus Glopp and Mike TV drunk on boxed wine and show them his barberpole.

  23. Stella's Boy says:

    As long as it’s more Big Fish & Go and less Titan A.E. and Charlie’s Angels 1 & 2.

  24. Lota says:

    and for Tim Burton, more of his pre-1996 darkness.

  25. L&DB says:

    IF any generation remembers such a mediocore film
    as Willy Wonka, then that generation are more out
    to lunch than I originally thought. What an utter
    abomination of a film. Ewwwwwwww.
    This flick should at least be interesting and have
    a nice warped sensibility to it. That other film
    just had poor Wilder trying to carry it to no
    avail.

  26. KamikazeCamel says:

    Willy Wonka wasn’t THAT bad. For a kid (who it is aimed at) it is actually a lot of fun. an “utter abomination” it is not.
    “trying for satirical brilliance, but what looks to be mediocrity, a la Mars Attacks”
    …what? Are you talking about the movie or David Poland? Because I don’t ACTUALLY think they’re satirising Michael Jackson. In fact I’d put a bet on it that they’re not.
    And lastly, I think the person who should play Michael Jackson is right here…
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v83/kamikazecamel/michaeljacksonfranniefine.jpg
    and while I’m scaling the depths of my internet picture uploads, take a look at THIS (it does relate to what we’ve been talking about… vaguely)
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v83/kamikazecamel/lindsaylohan_omg.jpg
    holy hell.

  27. Dan R% says:

    Holy hell indeed. Why’s her face orange? Been playing with the makeup too much?
    As for Depp, he looks great for the film…I’m hoping it’ll be more of a Pee Wee’s Big Adventure like Burton film…with some dark humor thrown in for good measure.

  28. Dani says:

    wht the f***? johnny is hota than ne1 else… i would marry him if i was given da chance.. so no more bad words..
    he makes a film succesful.. if he wasnt in from hell,,, it would hav been crap.
    he made pirates of the carribean da best… he is jus toaly beta than evry man alive..!!
    daniXXxxXX fiance of JD

  29. Lisa says:

    I am an adult who has the orginal movie memorized and read two of the books which inspired the movie. I thought the movie was funny with one liners which you have to listen and pay attention to get, they are strung throughout from scene to scene. Not crazy about the new Oompa Lumpas– they were creepier than the original ones (not little people in the new version). Depp and Burton did a wonderfully dark version of the original. Enough of the old text to make sense and a lot of new views to entertain and not just a re-make. I agree this movie is not for everyone. Very much in line with Edward Scissorhands in humor and darkness.
    humble opinion and post.

  30. LeBaron Stewart says:

    I am so surpised that others see what I saw in J D. The fact that he was channaling Micheal Jackson. A role MJ would kill for.

  31. Alex says:

    I think Johnny is 1 of the best actors ever in all his films like willy wonka, from hell, potc, sleepy hollow, edward scissorhands hes played a complete different person in each 1 and hes amazing in all of them and he was ace in edward sissorhands and tim burtons amazing nightmare before christmas is 1 of my fav films with from hell!

  32. Miss DEPP says:

    JOHNNY DEPP IS SEXXY i dont care if he played a monkey hes hot .his voice is sexy his hair is sexy he can look homesless and make it look hot. and he dosent care if you like what he dose.he acts for the art of it and not for show. i love eveything hes done you may not like wonka but you went and still paid to see it right? Johnnys got the last laugh ha ha

  33. Keone says:

    I personally think the second on is better, and Charlie Bucket doesn’t look as much of a weenie. The second one definitely seems more intentional on Willy Wonka’s part that the children would get themselves in a fix, but the lines are more true to the book.

  34. Em says:

    I really liked this movie. Ok, the “Willy Wonka” song is still stuck in my head, but other then that…anyways, Johnny Depp is the hottest thing since the sun, so any movie he’s in is immeidiatley a favorite of mine.
    ~Em~

  35. debbie says:

    i think johnny depp who plad wonka is so cute and funny he made me lauth all the way to the end of the film hes so sexy and fit lovin him madxxx

  36. debbie c says:

    JOHNNY DEPP is so sexy yea be in every film o yea lovin the choco factoryxxxxxx

  37. danielle ariztmendy says:

    i think there is nothing better or supirior
    to johnny depp he is hotter than hot.!

  38. Jessica Depp says:

    You people suck! Never ever make fun of Johnny Depp!!! HE IS MY HUSBAND!!!!!!!!!

  39. amanda santana says:

    what r u talk I so would not like it if johnny depp played michel ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  40. someone says:

    Johnny Depp:
    Awsome
    Cool
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