I think about a world to come where the books were found by the golden ones, written in pain, written in awe by a puzzled man who questioned, "What are we here for?" All the strangers came today and it looks as though they're here to stay.

-David Bowie "Oh! You Pretty Things"

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Labyrinth (1986)

Amy recently looked into the original response to Jim Henson's The Labyrinth. Siskel and Ebert gave it a pretty scathing review in 1986, reducing it to little more than a bad dream movie. Today, Labyrinth is lauded. It may not be Rocky Horror Picture Show, but its cult following is massive. Whatever the film's faults, the soundtrack is fantastic, Bowie is the perfect diva, Jennifer Connelly is surprisingly good, and Henson's muppets are the pinnacle of puppet work. Labyrinth is close to my heart, and I have a feeling that I'm not the only one who feels like this.

1 comment:

  1. I grew up on this movie. Even the parts that supposedly would creep the bejeezus out of other kids. Close to the heart, indeed.