Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Labyrinth: haha....what can you say about this film

So a few days ago, at about 1am, I found myself watching the strangest movie on TBS called Labyrinth. I quickly recognized a young Jennifer Connelly as the main character, and a freakish looking David Bowie?!?!! The story itself is about a girl who accidentally wishes her brother Toby into the captivity of Bowie’s character, the Goblin King. She is then faced with the obstacle of navigating a huge maze to the Goblin King’s castle in order to save her baby brother from being turned into a goblin. Along her journey she encounters countless creatures of very strange appearance that either help her, or deliberately try to set her off course. Eventually she builds a team of allies and together they help each other along the way. The film also has a musical feel to it because there are several songs performed by Bowie’s character throughout the plot.

Overall the movie is very strange, and the only reason it held my attention was because it kept getting weirder and weirder. It sort of leaves you with a feeling of “What the hell was that?” However, apparently there is a sort of cult following fan base, along with merchandise such as T-shirts and toys from the movie. The various creatures and monsters liven things up, but they are distinctly 80’s because they have a muppet feel to them. This one was a little too weird for me though….makes me wonder what the writer and director were tripping on during its production.

(Check it all out) Here is the trailer: