“At the end of the day, it’s a chocolate factory with the worst occupational health and safety ever,” is how Ben O’Shea prefaced his review of Wonka, which has just hit cinemas.

The movie is origin story of how Willy became Wonka. More specifically, it’s a prequel of the 1971 version starring Gene Wilder, not Tim Burton’s 2005 version starring Johnny Depp.

“When you’re looking at Timothee Chalamet, he’s doing a young Gene Wilder and he does an amazing job,” O’Shea told Clairsy & Lisa.

What isn’t being heavily promoted in the trailers, is that it’s a musical, “which isn’t a problem… if the songs are good,” he added before also revealing that Hugh Grant was “criminally underused” as an Oompa Loompa.

However, O’Shea did note that despite it being a Gene Wilder Wonka origin story, it’s without the edge and darkness that all traumatised us as children (the tunnel scene, anyone?).

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