Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Michael Keaton brings the title character of Beetlejuice -- the "Ghost With the Most" -- to life, so to speak.
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You know, I sort of miss the old Tim Burton. This is by no means my favorite movie of his, but it is hands down one of his most creative and inventive films. It is just more vibrant and clever than some of his recent work. The story and characters are both funny and lovable. The visual style is amazing, especially considering how old the film is. The surreal/purgatory scenes were probably my favorites. They are just so wacked-out and tacky - the whole film is, really. Alec Baldwin looks really odd young. I never realized that he had a career before 30 Rock. Catherine O'Hara was born to play loud, obnoxious women and you cannot help loving her. Winona Ryder looks incredibly young. I love Tim Burton, but had also procrastinating about viewing Beetlejuice. I expected to be disappointed, but honestly was anything but. It is hands down one of his funniest and most creative works. I still would not say that it is his best just because it really doesn't show the rest of his talents. The characters and relationships are not nearly as great as those in Sweeney Todd or Big Fish. Still, there is quite enough to make an incredibly special film.
- neverteaseaweasel, Tuesday, August 10, 2010