TL;DR - Loved the film, have done since I was young. 5/5 easy for me. Love Tim Burton's directing in the film.
So wacky and bizarre, it's a wonder a studio gave this movie the greenlight. Plenty of off the wall dark humour, with awesome performances from all the cast, including a pre-Batman Keaton (this is his favourite role of his own, apparently), and a very young Ryder (who now plays an older, but still 80s version of herself in the exceptional Netflix series, Stranger Things).
Some of the special effects are a bit dated, the sand worm scenes especially, but the practical effects of the miniatures and the floating dancing are very fun.
Still a great film, worth watching again for those who remember it (and who remembers the cartoon series based on this show? I liked it as a kid, but I doubt it would hold up now), or watching for those who like wacky Tim Burton humour.
Watched on Shaw on Demand with Sam at our place, October 28, 2017.
Some good jokes, some boredom.
Think exactly of 13 Reasons Why