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Old Feb 4th, 2009, 12:28 PM        Weekly Movie Review: Beetlejuice
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Old Feb 4th, 2009, 12:37 PM       
I loved this film when I was little. The cartoon series was also pretty freaking sweet, and much darker than most of the stuff on TV at the time.

And yeah, I can see how that sequel would have been a pretty bad idea.
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Old Feb 4th, 2009, 04:34 PM       
This was probably the first "DARK" comedy i has ever seen. It was disturbing and entertaining at the same time. im torn about a sequel...would love to have seen it, but glad they didnt.
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Old Feb 4th, 2009, 04:53 PM       
I know what you mean about the "something missing". Maybe it's that now a days it feels more family friendly and it's just not as creepy as it once was.
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Old Feb 4th, 2009, 07:03 PM       
There was an existing sequel to Christmas Vacation where cousin Eddy goes to a tropical island. I'm sure you know of this, but I just had to point it out...
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Old Feb 4th, 2009, 08:04 PM       
All the "afterworld" scenes make this movie. Personal fave : the shrunken head guy.
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Old Feb 5th, 2009, 01:17 AM       
From what I understand, the original script had alot less Betelgeuse (one or two scenes, I think) and was called "Meet the Maitlands". When Keaton proved popular in the role, they beefed it up for him. As for sequels, I know that it was one that's been tossed around for a while (along with Goonies). And Mr. m0nk3y, I've seen Christmas Vacation 2 and thought it was pretty funny, anything with Randy Quaid gets a good vote from me.
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Old Feb 5th, 2009, 11:53 AM       
When I was a really little girl (at least 5 if not younger) this movie was my most favorite thing ever. and I watched that cartoon every day. Heck, I made my relatives call me "beetlejuice" instead. and one christmas, they gave me a beetlejuice toy where he's in that carousal form from the end of the movie with the giant mallot hands and it was the greatest thing ever.
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Old Feb 5th, 2009, 04:02 PM       
I've gotta disagree with the final score on this one. Should be a full 5/5. That feeling of "something missing" has been mis-interpreted and I can understand why as it rarely ever happens with a popular film. What is missing is more movie! In other words the film is so engaging you are left wanting more, which is the exact way a good film is supposed to make you feel.
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Old Feb 6th, 2009, 07:47 PM       
Great movie. I've read up on "Goes Hawaiian" before. It sounded not so promising.
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Old Feb 7th, 2009, 02:31 AM       
SunnyD: Oh, shit yes! I thought I was the only one who remembered the Beetlejuice toy line!
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Old Feb 7th, 2009, 03:40 AM       
This is still one of my favorite movies. Unfortunately, the only toys I could ever find when I was little were Shrunken-Head Beetlejuice and Adam Maitland. Who the hell would pick a decapitated Alec Baldwin figure over a guy with a shrunken, spinning head? Wait a minute, decapitating Alec Baldwin sounds pretty good all of a sudden...
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Old Feb 7th, 2009, 01:42 PM       
Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian would be hilarious. In a bad way.
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Old Feb 8th, 2009, 06:03 PM       
I remember there were a couple Beetlejuice video games as well...one based on the movie, another based on the cartoon. The former sucked, never played the latter...

I still need to buy this damn movie though...
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Old Feb 9th, 2009, 03:00 AM       
Oh man!! I loved this so much when I was young (and now as well!). I, too, had a shrunken head Betelgeuse, and watched the awesome cartoon show. And I have a vague memory of singing "Beetle-juice is gonna get you!" to my little brother?
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Old Oct 17th, 2010, 02:05 PM       
I absolutely love this film, I pretty much love most Tim Burton stuff.
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Old Oct 17th, 2010, 08:25 PM       
Good thing about the animated series was that (SHOCK) Tim Burton wrote several episodes!
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