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Willy Wonka or Saw?

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory first hit theaters in 1971, and tells the story of an only child, Charlie Bucket, who receives a Golden Ticket and visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with four other children from around the world. The five children are accompanied by one other person of their choosing to bring into the chocolate factory. The factory includes a candy land with a river of chocolate, edible mushrooms, gummy bears, candy canes, chocolate and more sweets. As the visitors sample these, they see Wonka's workers, small men known as Oompa-Loompas, which are still iconic figures in the world of film today. The part of 'Saw' in the title refers the reasons behind four of the children left the chocolate factory. 'Saw' is about a man who puts people through series' of tests to figure out who survives and who dies.

The first person we see that leaves the chocolate factory is Augustus Gloop, who falls into the chocolate river and is sucked up in a pipe that leads to the Fudge Room. His mom is taken to see him by the Oompa-Loompas and that is the last we see of the famous, Augustus Gloop. After the disappearance, Willy Wonka takes the guests left on a trippy boat ride, eventually leading to the Inventing Room, where everyone receives an Everlasting Gobstopper. He tells them to save it for later and eventually Wonka shows them his new invention, the three-course meal gum. Violet becomes a large blueberry after chewing the gum, even after Wonka's numerous warnings about it not being ready to be eaten, and must be squeezed before she explodes. After that point, we do not see Violet again in the film. Halfway through the film, two people and their significant other are gone from the film, the same way as saw does, and the left over participants still have challenges to go through.

After Violet exists, Wonka takes the group to some lickable wallpaper, and then reaches the Fizzy Lifting Drinks Room. In the room, Charlie and Grandpa Joe ignore Wonka's warning and sample the drinks. They float and have a close to death encounter with a large exhaust fan before burping back to the ground. They leave and make sure that they left nothing behind in which can link them to the Fizzy Lifting Drinks Room. They travel to the Golden Eggs Room, which has birds laying golden eggs. In the Golden Eggs Room, Veruca demands a golden goose for herself before falling into a garbage chute which leads to the furnace, with her father falling in trying to rescue her. She is a spoiled brat in the film and audiences seemed much happier after she was gone. After a messy cart ride, the rest of the group tests out Wonka's Wonkavision. This is used to teleport chocolate bars and make small chocolate bars large, and Mike also teleports himself becoming only a few inches tall. This is when Charlie 'wins' because everyone else is out and he is left with Wonka. At first Wonka said he lost but after he gives him the Gobstopper, he wins the tour of the facility.

This film is very similar to Saw because the greed of the children and adults alike makes the contestants leave the film. Some critics say that the film is a children's version of 'Saw' because of the similarities we see in the two films. What do you think about this? Let me know in the comments below


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