Gene Wilder called Tim Burton's 2005 remake of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" an "insult."
In a rare public appearance, the 80-year-old actor appeared Thursday night at an event at New York's 92Y. He spoke about his career with Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osbourne, according to Moviefone.com.
And he made it clear he was not a fan of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," which starred Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka.
"I think it's an insult," Wilder said of Tim Burton's film. "It's probably Warner Bros.' insult."
Warner Bros.' "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" made $474 million around the world.
Wilder has made his dislike of the film known in the past.
"It's all about money," Wilder said about the remake, in a 2005 interview with The Guardian. "It's just some people sitting around thinking: 'How can we make some more money?' Why else would you remake 'Willy Wonka'? I don't see the point of going back and doing it all over again."
Because we've never seen an actor channel Michael Jackson and Carol Channing at the same time?
As Wilder said on Thursday, he also had a problem with Burton's choices as director.
"Johnny Depp, I think, is a good actor, but I don't care for that director," Wilder said. "He's a talented man, but I don't care for him doing stuff like he did."
Wilder hasn't made a movie since 1991's "Another You" with Richard Pryor. He said he prefers writing books now, they he said he's opening to returning to acting.
"After a while, (films) were so dirty," Wilder said. "Once in awhile, there was a nice, good film, but not very many. If something comes along and it's really good and I think I'd be good for it, I'd be happy to do it. Not too many came along. I mean, they came along, but I didn't want to do them. I didn't want to do 3D, for instance. I didn't want to do ones that were just bombing and swearing. If someone says 'Ah, go (expletive) yourself,' if it came from a meaningful place, I'd understand it. But if you go to some movies, can't they just stop and talk once in awhile?"