It has been years since I’ve seen Beetlejuice. This was a family staple for many years. I even dubbed the movie onto tape so we could listen to it in the car on family vacations. I was reminded of it recently (from an AV Club article) and my wife got it from the library. Of course it couldn’t be as good or funny as I remember it.
Oh yes it can. If you haven’t seen it, this is Tim Burton as he ought to be, before he became Tim Burton®. It’s got Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder all in leading roles. Not bad for a supernatural comedy. Michael Keaton is fantastic as the unhinged titular character. Just as he was in Dream Team, Keaton’s at his best bouncing from the sides of the set and shifting gears like a Formula 1 driver. This is worth renting and it’s as entertaining as it was 21 years ago. Enjoy: