Casper: Spirited Beginning [Import]
After falling off a packed train populated with "newborn" ghostly inhabitants on their way to Ghost Central Station, a veritable Ellis Island for new spirits, Casper finds himself lost in Deeds Town. Casper soon befriends a kindred spirit -- Chris Carson, a lonely, but imaginative ten-year-old human boy who's not afraid of ghosts. Chris's only friends are Fatso, Stinkie and Stretch, three fiendishly wicked ghosts who haunt the condemned Applegate Mansion. His workaholic developer father and the town mayor want to demolish the Mansion and turn it into a mini-mall, while Chris' crusading teacher wants to preserve it. Snivel, Kibosh and The Ghostly Trio work to teach Casper to be a wicked ghost like themselves, while haunting their best to scare the demolition crews at the Applegate Museum.
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So the film starts off with Casper aboard a ghastly train, huddled in one of the passenger cars, disbelieving he's dead. Casper was supposed to reach Kibosh's ghoul school for training so he can become a full-fledged ghost. But inadvertently strays from his intended path and finds himself in the human world. Whenever he asks bystanders for help, they scream and take off in fright! All except a boy named Chris who befriends the forlorn apparition. Chris doesn't have friends and his dad Tim hardly spends enough quality time with him, being engrossed in work. We're never informed why his mum seems conspicuously absent from the house, but we can only guess she may have passed away or that Chris' parents broke up. Chris attempts teaching Casper ghost techniques as does the Ghostly Trio, but he only masters invisibility and doesn't really feel like scaring humans. Casper decides on being benevolently friendly towards people instead!
The Ghostly Trio were rather funny, despite being mean-spirited poltergeists. One could get some jollies seeing them when they wreak havoc and mischief among the protesters and demolition crew. I loved how Stinky tries tickling a guy who whimpers for him to get away; with Stinky remarking, '''you hate me, you really hate me'', sounding warm and fuzzy! His bad breath is so rank it can cause an old wooden chair to collapse in pieces! Can see how he earned his nickname!
It was hilarious how Fatso says, ''Don't eat beans around the campfire'', and breaks wind near sourpuss Stretch! Puerile, I know!Read more ›
"Casper - A Spirited Beginning" is a good movie in most ways. Casper and the same 3 ghosts that were in the first Casper movie are back in this one along with a bunch of new ghosts including one that looks like a huge version of Slimer from The Ghostbusters. "Casper - A Spirited Beginning" has an interesting plot, parts of it are funny, and it has good animated effects such as an old graveyard and a train with a skull on the front of it. If you like Casper movies, I recommend getting "Casper - A Spirited Beginning." It's a new beginning to a new kind of Casper movies, and it's good.
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I read how this Casper movie wasn't all that good in the other reviews, but I bought it anyway. I will agree that the special effects really aren't as good with this one as they... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Roddy
was great to watch and had been looking for it for a while, i highly recommend it to a family with young kidsPublished on Aug. 31 2013 by leona lapointe
Sorry but liked this movie and wasn't really bothered by the fact that it was a direct to video release but than again I saw this on the Family channel, it came on after another... Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2003 by Calinira
The first Casper was a fun movie which I liked alot. After its success someone had the idea lets make a cheesy prequal with inferior effects that doesn't tie in with the first... Read morePublished on July 19 2003
To start out with, this is another one of those typical, cheap, grownups-are-stupid; kids-are-smart movies. This is nothing like the first movie. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2002
here comes casper again. with his mean uncles.
casper the friendly ghost. not as good as the first one. Read more
This is a nice movie, but the beginning is a little strange because Casper does not even know he is a ghost and its the second Casper film! Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2001
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