While Johnny Depp is currently causing a stir, especially with his ongoing court case against his ex-wife Amber Heard and it is questionable whether his career, which has come to a standstill, will really get going again, his previous films continue to regularly enrich the television program — and that on May 26, 2022 even three times over!
On Ascension Day, » Charlie and the Chocolate Factory «, » Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides » and » Dark Shadows » — and the first two even run at the same time at 8:15 p.m. , so we want to give you some help in making a decision . Alternatively, you can also use streaming alternatives so that you don’t miss any of the Johnny Depp hits.
» «Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides» on Disney+ *
» «Charlie and the Chocolate Factory» on Amazon Prime Video *
» «Charlie and the Chocolate Factory» on Netflix
«Charlie and the Chocolate Factory» vs. «Pirates of the Caribbean 4»
While Kabel Eins is showing Tim Burton’s «Charlie and the Chocolate Factory» from 2005 in prime time, Disney Channel is countering this with the mega-successful «Pirates of the Caribbean» sequel «Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides».
The fourth screen adventure of Captain Jack Sparrow, who this time embarks on the search for the legendary fountain of youth, clearly draws the short straw in this blockbuster duel. «Fremde Tides» is also quite entertaining and takes a little more back after the overflowing parts 2 and 3, but has hardly any real highlights to offer and is therefore quickly forgotten again.
The FILMSTARTS review of «Pirates of the Caribbean 4»
The situation is different with the remake of Roald Dahl’s popular children’s book «Charlie and the Chocolate Factory», which can definitely hold a candle to the cult first adaptation with the legendary Gene Wilder in the leading role. At a time when it wasn’t that used up yet, Johnny Depp was basically just another variant of his popular Jack Sparrow persona, but he gave it an even more eccentric and sometimes even abysmal twist.
Meanwhile, the story of a group of children who, thanks to a golden ticket, get the opportunity to visit the breathtaking chocolate factory of the mysterious Willy Wonka (which does not have a happy ending for everyone), captivates with the typical Burton eccentricity, countless crazy ideas and much whimsical humor. This is not only great fun for the little ones.
The FILMSTARTS review of «Charlie and the Chocolate Factory»
There is also another advantage if you decide to take a trip to Willy Wonka’s holy of holies on TV today: You can watch the satirical-comic horror fairy tale «Dark Shadows» immediately afterwards, another worth seeing collaboration between buddies Depp and Burton , the beginning of which you would otherwise miss because of the longer duration of «Pirates of the Caribbean 4».
And if you still don’t want to do without the pirate adventure, the film — like all other parts of the series — is permanently available on Disney+ . But even in the case of «Charlie and the Chocolate Factory» you can fall back on convenient streaming alternatives, as the film is currently included in both Netflix and Amazon Prime subscriptions. If you have a subscription and want to see both films, you don’t have to despair if you prefer one of them on TV today.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Trailer OV