Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
‘Lollipops, ice cream, and they’re all free today!’
Based on the novel by Ian Fleming, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is about a car made by Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyke) which can fly, so Potts takes his children Jeremy (Adrian Hall) and Jemimah (Heather Ripley) and his companion Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes) on many adventures.
There could be many questions and interpretations raised about this movie. Is it all a dream? Is it someone’s imagination, a story within the film and the grandfather’s personal fantasy involving a flying car, or they could predict the future with the car.
Although I admit that this film is a bit cheesy and I spent most of the time laughing at both the songs and the dialogue because it might appear to be queer and old fashioned to modern audiences, but it is a classic childhood movie for both children and adults alike, and probably one of the best children’s movies that I have ever seen, without overdoing it. Who doesn’t like the idea of a simple story involving a flying car?
I have never really liked the Child Catcher and some bits of the movie are too corny and fake to watch but it is a classic children’s film so it really doesn’t matter. Also stars Lionel Jeffries and Barbara Windsor.