With the highly creative subject matter of the movie, it’s hard to watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and not think something else is going on that we’re not getting. Some people think Wonka’s actually some kind of serial killer, others think he’s straight out of Dante’s Inferno, and some swear the candy is actually made from children. Regardless of whatever you’ve chosen to believe about the eccentric chocolate maker, this theory might actually be true. This guy proposes the idea that the “contest” to find the golden ticket was rigged for someone like Charlie the whole time.
Here’s his logic:
“OK we are led to believe that all the golden tickets have been found. The news reported from Paraguay. Gene Wilder actually plays the reporter who relays the news that the last ticket has been found so we can easily make the assumption that the reporter is actually Wonka and he intentionally fabricated the report. Why?
He wanted somebody to find the last ticket the pure way, not just as part of the contest to win the lifetime supply of chocolate. He also wanted somebody local for many reasons. It would be much more likely for a child to be able to stay and move his entire family into the factory if he/she was local. Also if the last kid was local there would be no logistics of getting him/her to the factory because the event was just a day away. Now let’s look at how Charlie gets the ticket.”