Tim Burton Does Death: Corpse Bride and Beetlejuice

There’s a hilarious and cutting College Humor parody of Tim Burton’s somewhat predictable style, but it doesn’t take a genius to work out that the man is obsessed with the macabre.

The Corpse Bride is a stop-motion musical animation along the lines of The Nightmare Before Christmas, and is a pleasure to watch. There’s not much of this retro animation method around these days and I enjoyed it a lot.

Beetlejuice was a far better movie than I expected: I had seen bits of the loud and annoying cartoon series, and I was reluctant to spend 90 minutes being irritated by Michael Keaton’s character. However, the film-version Beetlejuice was more of a villain, and I had fun seeing young versions of Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin and Winona Ryder (playing an 80s goth girl).

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