Saturday, 4 June 2011

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)

Tim Burton's directorial debut is a weird treat for the eyes.

It starts off with a showcase of Pee-Wee's bike, a real stunner. Then a friend pops over on his birthday, a real rich spoilt kid who has everything, and offers to buy his bike. Pee-Wee declines the offer and on the same day the bike goes missing, the whole film is then about a quest to track down the stolen bike and make the world right again.

There are some fantastic characters that he meets along the way, most notably Large Marge. It took me back to the Twilight Zone episode with Dan Aykroyd in the car, genius.
It's so quotable it's untrue, without the voice of course.

"Tell 'em Large Marge sent ya!"

This movie is so ridiculous in it's plot and execution that it actually works. The soundtrack is pretty special too, very Beetlejuice like. What the hell happened to Burton, eh? Shame.

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