Labyrinth


Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child that you have stolen. For my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom is as great… You have no power over me.

If there was one thing the 80s were not lacking, it was weird kids’ movies. Movies like Legend (you guessed it, we loved it) and The Neverending Story (we haven’t covered it yet but ohhh do we love it!) were pretty popular and one of the leaders of that pack? Well, it had to be Labyrinth. Who doesn’t love David Bowie singing with a bunch of muppets? Someone we don’t wanna be friends with, that’s who.

The movie debuted in 1986 with a young Jennifer Connelly playing the role of Sarah, a girl who just didn’t seem to think anything was fair. Watch your brother while your parents go on a date? Not fair. Let your baby brother sleep with your teddy bear? Not fair, even though you’re fifteen. So, Sarah does what any 15 year old girl would do… She wishes for Jareth the Goblin King to come and take her baby brother away. (What? You wouldn’t do that?)

Sarah gets her wish and it comes in the form of David Bowie with a a serious mullet (yes, we loved it) and some incredibly tight pants. Toby, the brother, gets whisked away in Bowie’s arms and it’s up to Sarah to rescue him or else Toby gets it. And by “gets it” we mean he has to become a goblin and live in this fantasy land where everyone sings and dances all day long. (Doesn’t sound so bad to us but, whatever…)

The movie is filled with your typical 80s weirdness. Goblins? Check. Angry hobbit-like creatures who secretly have a heart of gold? Check. Tiny Foxes riding Sheepdogs? Check. Oh and one giant rock monster? CHECK. Sarah and her new found friends navigate their way through the Labyrinth (however, if she’d have just gone that way it would have taken her straight to that castle…) and in the end we discover that maybe, just maybe, King Jareth was actually just a little lonely and maybe just a tad in love with Sarah. Sarah knew better than to stay and gets Toby back in the knick of time. The only sad part? She has to leave all her friends in the Labyrinth. *Sigh… Guess that’s the price she has to pay…

Kidding.

Her friends come and party in her bedroom and nobody ever notices. Because it’s the 80s. Stuff like that can happen. AND WE LOVE IT.

We ♥ Labyrinth.

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~ by weheart80s on June 1, 2010.

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