Dance Magic Dance!

Labyrinth is an interesting fantasy film to say the least. Honestly, if it wasn’t for David Bowie I probably wouldn’t have ever seen it. Although I actually saw Labyrinth one year before David Bowie passed away. I’m glad I managed to watch it before, otherwise it would have been all I was thinking about. Labyrinth starts in the real world where a teenage girl named Sarah asks the Goblin King to take her baby brother away. Which he does, forcing Sarah to journey through his labyrinth in order to rescue him. Where she encounters many strange and fantastic creatures. As far as the movie goes, I think it’s just passable. Certainly not my favorite movie released in the 80’s. One of the best things about it would be Jim Henson’s masterful puppetry, or should I say Muppetry. David Bowie’s musical talent brings a rockstar quality to the villainous Goblin King. A notable standout would be his song “Magic Dance.” As well as the breakout performance by a young Jennifer Connelly. The main problem I have with Labyrinth is the humor. I didn’t really find the dialogue funny or clever. It was just weird, especially a scene that’s basically one big fart joke. Still the campy cult value of Labyrinth is probably the best reason I can think of to watch, but most importantly, do it for David Bowie.

Labyrinth

The Goblin King makes Sarah an offer she canโ€™t refuse

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