What Makes People Think That Willy Wonka And Ready Player One Are Oddly Similar?
Anyone would surely be able to reminisce the time when Charlie from the Willy Wonka movie had opened a winning bar of chocolate with his golden ticket. Being an extremely unique ticket, those who were expected to get it were all rich kids who may have developed dismaying habits like being gluttonous and alike but, with his pure desire and despite not being one of the magnates of his scene, he became the underdog which shook all. Those who were able to see Charlie go beyond everyone’s expectation was definitely intrigued with his experienced and wondered what it would be like if they were Charlie and of course, at the same time, they have also certainly developed a craving for luscious chocolates.
If you look into the movies today, one that would surely capture your attention is Ready Player One, and if you think that it may not have any relation with what’s mentioned above, you’ll surely feel that it is somewhat relatable to Willy Wonka in different ways. If you’re planning to watch this movie and suddenly wondered why it is often compared to Willy Wonka, then you’ll surely be enlightened with the facts below.
Even if you have watched the movie from the start, you’d surely have little knowledge on how hard it was for Charlie to get the winning ticket from the chocolate bar he have bought. Charlie is from a poor family and this is why buying chocolates can be considered a luxury for him and even the chocolate he bought was something bought from the money of his grandfather. Getting the ticket out of all the millions of kids in London despite the constraints of being poor is definitely imbued with more difficulty than you think and with luck, Charlie was able to overcome that. He betrayed all odds and expectations and rose to beat the challenge of Willy Wonka. Ready Player One amazingly portrays an underdog as well who is also poor and aims to rise to the top by doing something unexpected.
Another part which Willy Wonka and Ready Player one has similarity in, is the part where Charlie had also been presented with a sort of temptation. Charlie was approached by a man looking like he’s searching for ways on how to go about fixing a receding hairline and from that man, he was offered a tempting offer to steal from the Factory of Wonka in exchange for a sum of money – Charlie got over this challenge and later find out that the receding hairline individual is Wonka’s trusted aide and all were just a test.
The two also has intense last prize for the underdogs. Wade and Charlie were both extremely lucky as the former was able to win the Virtual World while the latter was able to get the factory for himself.