Sunday, October 21, 2018
Halloween Wacky Watch: Beetlejuice (1988)
Format: Amazon Streaming
Viewing: Unknown. Fifth?
What to say about Beetlejuice (1988) thirty years on?
I didn't actually see the movie until sometime after 1995 when Jamie and I started dating and she realized I'd never seen it. Which, honestly, it was weird I hadn't. I liked Tim Burton a lot, as well as Michael Keaton, Catherine O'Hara and other parts of the film that I knew about.
But now I've seen it a few times, and every time I like it more. It's just good, chaotic fun with some great ideas that all work well on screen, fun performances and terrific FX.
Anyway, I don't have a ton to add here. You've all seen the film, and if you haven't, it's a good family film (if the kids are a bit older). So, sit back and enjoy Michael Keaton before he became respectable, early career Alec Baldwin, and the wonder that is Geena Davis. PLUS terrific appearances from Robert Goulet, Dick Cavett, Susan Kellermann, Sylvia Sidney, of course Winona Ryder, Glenn Shadix and Jeffrey Jones and O'Hara.