Movie Review: Beetlejuice

by KALEY MCLAIN

Staff Writer

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Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! Daringly exuberant and unbelievably different, Beetlejuice displays a wide range of crazy characters, intense storyline, and the utmost of all catch phrases. Now this is not your everyday film watch, this is one of those movies you have to prepare yourself for, because you will definitely be sucked into it’s array.

The plot consists of a very loving couple who move into a big mansion, eventually however, they get in a crash and end up attached to haunting the very house they once lived in. After some exuberant owners move in, the couple unsuccessfully scare them away and call for the help from the rambunctious Beetlejuice (whom is not what they had hoped for). It’s a sick and twisted vision of a dark and horrifically hilarious tragedy. I can honestly say I have yet to watch anything that  has even stretched close to the originality in this flick.

While the plot is morbid and risky, the characters are equally authentic. Many times compared to dull museum art, the new homeowners have a very wretched and dark daughter who likes to wander about the house. A very curious and mystified teenager (played by Winona Ryder) eventually befriends the presumed horrifyingly scary ghost couple and their helper Beetlejuice.

A developing and unbelievably imaginative plot twist incompasses all of the elements that leave the viewer feeling a sprightly and unnatural sense of satisfaction.

The ending alone is both heart wrenching and rare in its beauty, so much so that I fun this movie to be one of a kind. It’s safe to say Michael Keaton, who plays the role as Beetlejuice himself, easily stole the show and imprinted a name for himself in filmmaking. Just don’t find yourself repeating the famed trigger: Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

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