Summary: The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out.

Title: Beetlejuice

Rating: 15

RunTime: 1 Hour 32 Minutes

Cast: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Michael Keaton, Jeffery Jones, Glen Shadix, Sylvia Sidney and Robert Goulet.

Director: Tim Burton

Writer: Michael McDowell, Warren Skaaren and Larry Wilson


Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, what a disappointment. I really thought I’d love this movie. The musical is one of my favourite musicals ever so I expected this would be pretty similar and gosh was I wrong.

The story focuses on the Maitlands recently dead and the Deetz family have moved in, changing everything in their house and they want them out. Trying every trick in their books and going between the netherworld and the living world they find the perverted bio-exorcist Beetlejuice and get roped into his shenanigans.

I was surprised that the focus was heavily on Barbara and Adam, it was good seeing more of them and their story versus the smaller amount we get in the musical. So that was a rare good thing within this movie.

I personally didn’t find it funny in anyway, not even one part. I couldn’t stand Beetlejuice himself he was an awful actor and didn’t do the character justice at all, he was so boring. Otho was an utter jerk and I was surprised how much he was involved, a little too much for my liking.

Lydia was a dullard and doesn’t make you feel a thing for her and what even was that hair do, seriously what was with it. I don’t care what era it was set, that hair was just bad. I also found that the whole movie was a bit outdated.

I’m so sad that I didn’t like this movie but I didn’t at all, it wasn’t made very well and it lacked in pretty much every aspect. I was really hoping and expecting so much more. I get that this and the musical are different things but I thought I’d notice more similarities between the two but there wasn’t much at all.


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