It's pretty much as much of a remake as you are going to get by way of plot. The main difference is Depp's take on Wonka. He was never going to top Gene's portrayal, so maybe doing something completely different wasn't a bad idea, but it comes off as strange. The songs and Oompa-Loompas are also underwhelming, and we don't see the "You Get Nothing" ending. It's not, but it feels shorter than the original, and like it's missing something as well.