The energy level in this brilliant, anarchic horror comedy only emphasises what a tired senior citizen Burton has become.
In the ol' Guy Fawkesean mantra of cinema; pacing, creativity, plot the latter often gets forgotten in films that need it most, comedies.
Perhaps not a straightforward comedy, Beetlejuice most definitely is one. One that manages to be so much more than a collection of jokes.
Its humour is firmly embedded within its premise, meaning it can get away with a…
"You think this is a fuckin' costume? This is a way of life"
"What is that?" "It's dead people, screaming"
"Come on, you stupid honky!"
"Man, what a hideous, ugly place!" "I like it, it's a statement"
"Send... more... paramedics"
This movie has aged very, very well.
Eye Patch "I've GOT this guy now!"
"You pretentious beret wearing motherfucker!"
"Even 'I' don't have dream's with Dwarves in them"
"Hey Bob, you think you can make any more noise with the dolly you creaky motherfucker"
"I only took this role cause I heard you were tight with Tarantino"
"I asked for a frame-line YO!"
"Who the hell are you anyway, what do you even fucking do around here??!"
"Focus Puller, you got any good Thai-stick"
"Hey Wolf, I saw your reel, man - it sucked!"
This movie rules.
From the guy that brought you Rambo: First Blood comes Zombie Puppeteering: The Movie.
Unlike Bernie, this film has gone a bit sour.
Or I have.
On a more serious note, Terry Kiser totally should've gotten an Oscar for this.
Dumb. Not interesting. Not creepy. Lame mannequin horror cliché.
I had hope for this when I saw a number of positively rated reviews for it months ago. Plus, Elijah Wood put in a great shift as Kevin in Sin City so I thought that he would excel in another creepy role. Sadly, that was not the case.
I couldn't get into this film at all. I watched it because its a brisk 80ish minutes but even that felt long after…
In the first minute of the film some random guy says, “I thought you said it was a subtle aurora.” His delivery of this line is unintentionally hilarious. I laughed. That was the highlight of the movie.
Although to be fair, the fish out of water scenes with Thor on Earth were quite amusing. And Thor is fantastic as the Norse God, Chris Hemsworth; or is it the other way around, who knows? For the record, I think Loki would have made a great king.
‘Well they’re going through this arson period. They don’t know this, but I’m way ahead of them. I have two fire extinguishers ready to go’
This film is much better than it has any right to be. The premise is ridiculous and moreover it is past the stage of morally dubious, yet the film somehow retains a family-friendly charm. Now, I’m no lawyer, but convincing an amnesiac that you are her husband and forcing her to take care of your…
Where would the James Bond franchise be now if Sydney Lumet had been given a shot? There were never any links between the dramatist and the vain secret agent, just a link through his few films with Sean Connery, a man quite likely wanting to distance himself from the smooth talking tuxedo wearing character. You would imagine a Lumet Bond film similar to the efforts of recent years, one grounded in reality, a modern version, flawed and vulnerable.
As much as I remember loving this when I first saw it, at the same time as I sat and watched it again while showing it to friends who were not acquainted with the film yet, I realized I really remembered almost nothing of what really happens.
Of course, it was a good thing as that special feeling that you get from watching a great film for the first time gets to happen twice, but it makes me wonder if…