[Labyrinth] A film for the whole family to enjoy

If you were born or grew up during the 80s or if you are a self-professed film lover, it is very unlikely that you haven’t seen or at least heard of this film. Released in 1986, Labyrinth has become one of the most iconic fantasy films of all time. It would have earned its place with the presence of singer David Bowie and a young Jennifer Connelly, who was just starting out in film. But the film is also a gem, a true generational anthem and an absolute delight. Labyrinth is a story full of fantasy and magic that will delight the whole family

Labyrinth is a young girl’s amazing journey to rescue her brother

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The film tells the story of Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), a teenager who one night, tired of having to babysit her baby brother Toby, a baby, wishes he would just disappear. When she realises that Toby has actually been kidnapped by goblins and is under the power of the evil King Jareth (David Bowie), she embarks on an amazing journey through a labyrinth to rescue him. In the castle, located in the centre of the maze, her brother is being held captive. Sarah has only 13 hours to rescue him.

Once inside the labyrinth, the young girl will discover that she is in a place where things are not what they seem. She will find herself in a world full of strange creatures (represented by puppets), crossroads, riddles and countless traps. He will have to face his fears and, ultimately, face the consequences of his actions. It is, then, a journey towards maturity. Sarah will have to take responsibility for her actions as she leaves childhood behind and enters adulthood.

Labyrinth is an excellent choice for the whole family to enjoy. It is a film that takes us to a world of fantasy and stimulates our imagination. And let’s not forget its wonderful soundtrack with performances by the late David Bowie.

Box office failure turned into a myth

That’s right, the film was not as profitable as expected. However, today, Labyrinth can be considered a cult film. Unfortunately, its director, Jim Henson, the father of the Muppets, did not live long enough to see it, as he died only four years after the film’s release. The film was produced by George Lucas and featured a fantastic and always versatile David Bowie who, as well as playing King Jareth, wrote and performed some of the songs included in the film, including the unforgettable “Underground”.

Now, on the verge of celebrating 35 years since the film’s release, we cannot forget Jennifer Connelly’s legendary phrase

“… through incredible dangers and countless toils, I have fought my way to the castle beyond the goblin city, to retrieve the child you have stolen from me. For my will is as strong as yours and my kingdom as great. You have no power over me

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