Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Official Trailer Is Less Surprise and More Nostalgia

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice official trailer still of Lydia, played by Winona Ryder, and Beetlejuice, played by Michael Keaton standing beside each other.

The Beetlejuice Beetlejuice official trailer looks promising and worrisome. On the one hand, it leans heavily into nostalgia. Plus, going by track records, sequels that come decades later struggle to mix gems from the original with present humor. In a nutshell, sequels this late do not work. Why does Lydia Deetz (Winona Ryder, Haunted MansionStranger Things) sport the same hairstyle as when she was a teen? It’s concerning as fans of Beetlejuice grew up. Our beloved character should do the same.

Adding to that fear are the effects, which mimic the original, not to mention the music in the teaser. Revisiting previous hallmark moments, like when Beetlejuice transforms his face, and the audience does not see it, raises eyebrows. It’s been done already. Show viewers something new.

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice official trailer. Coutresy of Warner Bros. Pictures via Youtube.

One bit of nostalgia that works is the seeming return of the civil servants’ office. Fingers crossed that is the case. Another plus for the film is the cast. It makes the return of the “ghost with the most” hopeful. In particular, the addition of Jenna Ortega (The Fallout), whose cinema track record is nothing to scoff at. Other additions like Willem Dafoe and Justin Theroux add anticipation. 

Other returnees are Catherine O’Hara (ArgyllePain Hustlers) as Lydia Deetz’s mother, Delia Deetz, and, of course, Michael Keaton (The FounderBirdman) as said “trickster demon,” Beetlejuice. While the cast is exciting, the Beetlejuice Beetlejuice official trailer presents a mixed bag of joy and concern. While Burton returns to direct Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, the team of writers is a toss-up too. They helped craft Wednesday (a huge plus). But also I Am Number Four. So, will a sequel decades later live up to the original?

What do you think of the Beetlejuice Beetlejuice official trailer?

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice releases in theaters on September 6

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