Good god, Pee-wee is so annoying the whole movie (especially first 15 minutes which I barely made through)! Still, the amount of fun jokes makes it somewhat entertaining. Plus few amazing scenes, namely, break-dance in the bar, studio-chase, pet-shop rescue, and crazy overall pace of the action gives it some credit too.
I love Burton's early hodgepodge films. So much clutter and stuff! And shamelessly jarring use of stop-motion always makes me smile! I really must get round to a Kleinian psychoanalysis of his early films. Even if his parental anxieties aren't on obvious display in 'Pee-Wee' the bike is a phallic attachment object for the ages!!
A balance of ying & yang, Reuben's manic style & Burton's darkly comic mood fit perfectly together. Like a modern attempt at Marx Bros, the film throws gag after gag w/o taking time to see which one lands. The film quickly charms you that by the time the studio-chase comes, you're won over. Tim Burton, please make films like your early features again? Sincerely, The World.
The movie of my youth. I wish Tim Burton still put out stuff like this. Danny Elfman's music is inspired! Neither of them are able to match the raw "young-punk" perfection of this maiden effort. So many memorable scenes and off-the-freakin' wall characters!!! I begged my reluctant parents to take me to see this when I was 9, and, I swear to God, they were the ones that laughed the hardest in the entire theater!
The script had me laughing throughout, so I have to say "Pee-Wee" fits the qualifications of an entertaining film. However, it underscores something about Tim Burton's oeuvre, in that his best films set their outsider heroes against a backdrop of normalcy and conservatism. Here, Pee-Wee's world is more or less just as strange and off-kilter as he is, so there's literally nothing to ground the humor (or the audience).
Burton's feature debut holds up so well 25 years on. A hilarious journey with the child-man Pee Wee Herman. The laughs are frequent with one great scene after another. A triumph of production design and an amazing Elfman score. "large marge", "remember the alamo" Mind you the line "Dottie, there are things you don't want to know about me" has a different meaning than in 1985. Great fun for kids and adults.
Carino,per essere un'esordio non è niente male.Burton comincia a mostrare la sua regia movimentata e crea il primo dei suoi personaggi folli e fuori dagli schemi.Trama semplice,le gag sono quasi alla Mr Bean, ma alcuni passaggi sono deliziosi: il piano-sequenza con tutti i cicli e l'inseguimento finale negli Studios. Non un granchè,ma Burton avrà modo di rifarsi in seguito.