Movie Wednesday: Labyrinth (1986)

Labyrinth (1986)

Director: Jim Henson
Producers: Eric Rattray
Writers: Terry Jones, Dennis Lee, Jim Henson
Starring: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly

Okay so I admit, until Sam [link] suggested Labyrinth to me I had never seen it. I don’t even remember seeing it when I was younger. I guess I’m weird with movies or something. The normal films all the other kids were watching I’ve never seen.

Compared to the films I’ve been watching it took me a bit to get into the mindset of the film. I’m used to an arm being torn off not the cutest big fuzzy guy you’ve ever seen in your whole life.

You do fall in love with the puppets, if Jim Henson knew one thing it was how to make puppets with character. They are a big part of the film. You learn about them quickly and see that each of them have their own personality and  kind of mission with who they are.

I have to say, the puppets were the best part of the film.

When you sit back and look at the story though, it’s a great story. I think my main problem was the fact that it’s different from what I love – but it’s always a great thing to watch movies that make you stray from what you love. You never know when you’ll find something else you’ll love just as much.

In the end I did enjoy the film and suggest it for everyone to watch. It’s a great film to use to escape from one of those crappy days we all have.

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1 Comment

  1. I’m so thrilled that you loved the Labyrinth! :3 I watch it a lot… and I mean, A LOT. I guess it makes up for lost time from my childhood since I never actually owned the movie until this past winter, lol. Oh well 😀

    The puppets were definitely the best part of the film, for sure. They brought everything in the movie to life, and gave it that magical touch that Jim Henson is amazing at doing.

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