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Friday, December 17, 2010

The Goblin King's Domain and Still Honored

I watched Labyrinth for the first time ever today.  (I blame it on the fact that I was too sheltered growing up.)

Impressions:

1)  If I had seen it earlier, in my childhood, like I bet most people did, I think I would have liked it a lot more.  The old special effects and bratty main character would have seemed more fun and less irritating.

For an ugly worm, he was surprisingly cute.
But not exactly a realistic-looking creature.
Looks kind of plastic-y.
Maybe his mother was a film canister.
2)  I saw more of this David Bowie guy than I wanted to.

There's a certain focal point in this picture,
and it doesn't count as a character...
3)  I liked Sarah's obvious character development from beginning to end.  You don't always see that much in today's movies.

This point, of course, needs a picture to go along with it
in order to make it seem even more interesting.
4)  As Steve and I instantly agreed, the most awesome part of the movie was the stairway room.

As an added bonus, his man-parts aren't featured as prominently here.
5)  The second coolest thing was the helping hands.

The way the thumbs protrude enough to catch the light and make eyes?
Pure genius.

6)  Overall, it was much more goofy and less dark than I expected it to be.

I didn't know ahead of time that the movie even HAD puppets.

Commenter Questions: Did Sara's brattiness drive you crazy when you first saw Labyrinth?  Do David Bowie's prominent man-parts strike you more as sexy or trashy?  What's your favorite part of the movie?


Also, I feel it important to mention that in City of Wonder, my parade has now changed again.

Banners and...sousaphones??
My faithful subjects like giving me variety.


all pictures found using Google Images

5 comments:

Natalie said...

I've never seen that movie! It looks... well... interesting though... haha. A very very strange looking worm thing. Hideous, actually. And a crazy haired man with a rather prominent pants bulge. Yeah... interesting. Haha. ;D

Cheeseboy said...

I had a major crush on Sarah, but I was so freaked by this film that I could really only watch it 2 times, plus the 400 times my stupid sister made us watch it.

frecklesxlace said...

I love this movie so much I'm not gonna lie. I don't care how bad it is, it will still be super close to my heart.

My favorite part, as many little girls, was the bubble ballroom.

And fyi the girl playing Sarah is only in this movie at the time of filming. I love her so much as the character and as an actress in general.

WhisperingWriter said...

I LOVE that movie! I watched it so much as a kid.

And David Bowie. Ha, yeah, it's hard not to stare at his pants.

erin said...

I've seen The Labyrinth more times than I've seen any other movie. I even listen to the soundtrack. Not kidding.

The little worm guy reminds me of my five year old. Ha.