Reviewed Mar 29, 2012
Silent J’s review:
Remember when Tim Burton made awesome films? Not just visually stunning or style-before-substance type films, but films that were rich in both story and visuals? Those were good days were'nt they?
Take Beetlejuice for example...
This has to be his most visually stunning, thematically inventive, and brilliant story driven film. The story of a deceased couple (Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis) seeking the help of a "bio-exorcist" (Michael Keaton) to run a new family out of their house is both highly original and still manages to feel fresh today. Davis and Baldwin are great, but it is Keaton who truly shines in a star making performance. His bizarre and comedic delivery steals the show and creates an iconic performance for the ages. You also get some amazing supporting turns from the likes of Catherine O'Hara, Jefferey Jones, and Winona Ryder. This was a point where Tim Burton's imagination was at an all time high and he was able to balance a great story with great visuals. The visuals are surreal and the black comedy is very clever.
This film is innovative, hilarious, weird, clever and unforgettable. A classic for the ages. If you have'nt seen it already and want to see a time where Tim Burton was at the top of his game, watch this right now!