From The Archive is a series that takes articles written by Jennifer McMurray in the past and presents them here on MIC News for a new audience.
The Beetlejuice review was previously published on Jupiter Beagle on October 15, 2008.
Beetlejuice is available on DVD and on streaming services.
Beetlejuice is from the master of the horror-comedy, Tim Burton.
Beetlejuice features a newly-wed couple who die in an accident as soon as they move into their new home. Before the couple even realizes they are dead, their home is put up for sale. The new family, the Deetzes, move in and turn out to be quite opposite to the folksy attitude of the deceased couple. They decide that they want to scare the Deetzes out of their
The cast is brilliantly cast. Michael Keaton is perfect as the wise-cracking, foul-smelling undead con-man Beetle Juice. Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis are the
The musical score by Danny Elfman is wonderful and is very memorable. The film also contains a memorable song and dance comedy routine to the tune of Day-O (The Banana Boat Song). It happens so abruptly and is so delightfully strange, but somehow manages to not feel out of place.
Beetlejuice is a comedy classic. The music is great, the comedy is wonderful, and all of Tim Burton’s trademark nightmare-like sets and creature designs are here. If you haven’t seen it yet, take the time to watch it.
Final Verdict: Five out of five