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Inventive and Fun take on the Afterlife.
RELEASED IN 1988 and directed by Tim Burton, “Beetlejuice” chronicles the story of a couple (Alec Baldwin & Geena Davis) who accidently perish after moving to a quaint Connecticut town. They find themselves sentenced to “haunting” their former house where they try to scare the new wannabe swank couple out (Jeffrey Jones & Catherine O’Hara), but they find that their Goth daughter is more curious than scared (Winona Ryder). Michael Keaton plays the eponymous madcap “bio-exorcist” while Glenn Shadix is on hand as the new couple’s interior designer.
This was Burton’s debut on the silver screen and the first half is hilarious entertainment mixed with some interesting insights on the afterlife. The movie puts its best foot forward, but the second half isn’t as compelling and I think the title character is more annoying than amusing.
THE FILM RUNS 1 hour & 32 minutes and was shot in beautiful East Corinth, Vermont, and (studio) Culver City, California. WRITERS: Michael McDowell, Larry Wilson and Warren Skaaren.
Thin on story but the practical effects are good and Michael Keaton is a lot of fun even if he doesn’t fully arrive on screen until the 40-minute mark. My feelings more or less remained the same from the last time I saw, probably 10+ years ago. I probably don’t place this in as high regard compared to others, but still was entertained. **3.5/5**
Creativity at its best
With ghosts and the dead, one would normally anticipate a horror movie loaded with screams and gory figures. But in Beetlejuice, we see a new dimension humour being experimented with.
Taking into the account that the movie was made in 1988 with limited special effects, Beetlejuice could be simply labelled as “creativity at its best”.
Tim Burton is a pure visionary and with this movie you cannot help but appreciate the amount of creativity he has and his ability to translate it to screen.
Acting is top-rate from all fronts. One can’t help but admire promising young Winona Ryder – a flower ready to bloom.
It would take a couple of viewings to be appreciate the movie in totality.
“You’re working with a professional here!”
Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelge… dare I say it? Director Tim Burton would follow-up his directorial oddball debut (“PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE”) with another ambitious comedy, this time something very zany, grotesque and surreal in the shape of a riotous supernatural dark spoof. As a kid I grew up watching this film, hey, I even liked the cartoon series. So re-watching it again was a sheer delight. Something I would never tire of.
Burton would bring his signature visual gothic flair and live-action cartoon mannerisms to enliven the shallow, dressed up lifestyles in “BEETLEJUICE”, but what really makes the feature is the very loose performance of Michael Keaton as Betelgeuse. Keaton is outstanding in bringing this outrageously rotten character to life, from being menacing, charming the ladies, or simply exorcising a wise-crack. He’s truly a head-spin. While he provides a huge impact, the Beetlejuice character doesn’t really get a whole lot of screen time, despite his importance to the plot’s progression. It’s measured in bursts, as his character is virtually a punch-line with legs. But with that in mind, I think it works because Burton never overplays his hand, which makes Keaton’s conman persona effective than say overbearing. I don’t know if Burton would do the same thing these days.
Anyway the narrative was always about Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin’s recently deceased young rural couple adapting to the afterlife, while at the same time doing their best to frighten the house’s new city-folk occupants that have ideas of changing their new home to meet their own trendy needs. So in a last ditch effort to scare them off they seek help from a freelance bio-exorcist ghost known as Betelgeuse. The compulsive plotting won’t surprise (even though Burton throws up an interesting view of the afterlife), but what stands out is the wonderful set-pieces (how can you not grove along to the dinner party sequence as The Banana Boat Song plays), eccentric practical effects (loved the clay-animation), inspired pastel set-designs and wrapping it all together is Danny Elfman’s enchantingly whimsical music score. One colorful dimension after another, but even with its comic flourishes it still demonstrates a nasty wickedness.
Add to that an amusing cast, peppered with character actors and zesty interplays. Davis and Baldwin were likably good. Jeffery Jones is enjoyably clueless and Catherine O’Hara makes a great ice queen. Winona Ryder is fittingly deadpan as the very aware gothic teenage daughter and Glen Shadix entertains as the family’s psychic friend. Also showing up in a memorable part is Silva Sidney as an afterlife caseworker.
“BEETLEJUICE” is a decorative haunted house fun ride and one of Burton’s best.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 32 min (92 min)
Genre Comedy, Fantasy
Director Tim Burton
Writer Michael McDowell (story), Larry Wilson (story), Michael McDowell (screenplay), Warren Skaaren (screenplay)
Actors Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Annie McEnroe, Maurice Page
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations.
Production Company Warner Brothers, Geffen Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo, Dolby Digital (DVD version), Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex, Zeiss Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,523 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 125T 5247, 400T 5295)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2020 remaster), Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman 5384)