I got to watch this movie for free recently through Amazon's Instant Video service since it was a "free movie" for Prime members. I'm glad I invested this evening in watching this.
This movie was one of my favorites as a kid back in the 90's, and after so many years of not seeing it, it's still a joy to see. This has a lot of charming characters and some good, surreal laughs. The chase scene between Pee Wee and Warner Bros. security was one of the most surreal and humorous things I've ever seen, as it's not everyday that you see a chase scene involving Santa's sleigh, Godzilla, and Twisted Sister.
As the first full-length directorial debut of Tim Burton, I have to say that he did a fantastic job.
***1/2 out of **** Paul Reubens might have trudged through his share of media controversy, but with Tim Burton's debut feature "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure", his legacy as a once world famous (instead of infamous) physical comic lives on. This is the best of the crowd when it comes to the misadventures of the titular character that Reubens portrays, Pee-Wee Herman; a young child trapped in the body of a middle-aged adult male. Somehow, Pee-Wee appears to be very wealthy, or at … more
Back when I was a kid in the 90's, this was one of my favorite movies. Watching this movie again as an adult, this still holds up well. It's only been a few years since I knew that Pee Wee's Big Adventure was Tim Burton's debut as a film maker, and after seeing it, it's really no wonder to me as to why Burton has become an acclaimed film maker in the movie world over the years. STORY This movie is about a “man-child” … more