After many years of improvement, Beetlejuice is lastly getting a legacyquel — and, improbably, it’s from its unique director and stars, Tim Burton, Michael Keaton, and Winona Ryder. When the unique film was launched in 1988, it grew to become the unlikeliest of hits: A pitch-black comedy about ghosts, demise, monsters, and a foul-mouthed bio-exorcist (that’d be Beetlejuice, performed by Keaton) that was pitched to households and even youngsters. (Belief me: You’ll by no means guess what Beetlejuice was rated.)
Perhaps the unlikeliness of that success is why Beetlejuice 2 took greater than three many years to get off the bottom; it’s awfully onerous to catch lightning in a bottle as soon as; twice is principally not possible. And looking out again at Beetlejuice all these years later, the film (which was written by Michael McDowell, Larry Wilson, and Warren Skaaren) does maintain up as a extremely humorous and actually twisted darkish comedy.
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However that’s the factor — it’s so darkish and so twisted, it’s onerous to think about it being made immediately. Actually, if Tim Burton tried to make Beetlejuice 1 proper now, he would face monumental opposition, if not outright rejection. And even making a sequel to this beloved ’80s basic, it appears all however assured that the brand new Beetlejuice must severely tamp down sure elements of the primary film (and take away others altogether) with a purpose to attraction to trendy audiences and their sensibilities. Listed here are seven examples from Beetlejuice that positively gained’t seem in Beetlejuice 2…
Jokes Within the Authentic Beetlejuice That Gained’t Fly within the Sequel
These gags made Beetlejuice right into a comedy basic. However instances have modified because the unique film got here out…
Beetlejuice 2 is scheduled to open in theaters on September 6, 2024.