As far as the movie itself, Iím probably in the minority in the fact that I still donít find BEETLEJUICE to be that great of a film. I like it, but I know there are people out there that go crazy for it. I definitely appreciate the originality of it and the great performance by Michael Keaton, but I just donít enjoy it as a film. This is probably the third or fourth time Iíve seen it and each time I grew tired of the stunts and tricks of BEETLEJUICE.
BEETLEJUICE teeters somewhere between a kidís film and an adult horror film. Itís a line that few directors dare to walk, but Tim Burton has done it several times. This one felt like he was holding back most of the time. I wonder what he would have done if he could have taken his gloves off and had another $10 million or so to work with. I also wanted better dialogue for the characters. Keaton has a way of delivering great, sarcastic lines and he needed more fodder for this role that he just didnít get. However, at the end of the day, BEETLEJUICE is a twisted, nice fairy tale of a film that is still more orginal than 95% of the films made today.
All we get are some Bonus Episodes from the TV show, and a Music only track