Saturday, October 17, 2009

An Ode To Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice was by far one of my favorite movies growing up. It's a little bit 80s and a little bit goth and a whole lot of Michael Keaton doing his best comedic performance ever. What little girl DIDN'T want to be the faux-depressed pale-face teen, Lydia Deetz? Alex Baldwin was still young and had his looks and was without the gut. Geena David was entertaining as all hell, especially when she has a zipper for a mouth. It's got the principal from Ferris Bueller. Lots of awesome sing-a-longs. Crazy sandworms. Plenty of crass provided by Mr. Keaton. Hell... What
more do you need? Add some Tim Burton (meaning lots and LOTS of black and white striped anything and of course, the illustrious Danny Elfman) and you got yourself one of the best movies of all time. It was so great, in fact, that it was made in to an awesome cartoon some years later, although it was a bit confusing since Beetlejuice and Lydia are friends in the cartoon along with some other crazy looking characters, and Adam and Barbara (Baldwin and Davis) are nowhere to be found. It was still plenty of fun to watch, tho!

Take a look at why I love this film (and cartoon) so damn much:

Meet Beetlejuice!

Shake Senora!

Day-O Song by Harry Belafonte

Beetlejuice TV Show Intro

"Make my millenium!"

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