Today’s movie of the day is 1986’s Labyrinth starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly and directed by Jim Henson.
It centers around a teenage girl named Sarah (played by Jennifer Connelly) who goes on a quest to bring back her baby brother who was kidnapped by a Goblin King (played by David Bowie). She has to search for her brother in this weird “labyrinth” kind of place and is only given 13 hours to find him or he will be part of that “Labyrinth” world forever and part of the Goblin kingdom. On her journey she encounters some resourceful and not so resourceful creatures there who can help her bring her brother back home.
The first time I saw this movie was on VH1 around the late 90’s. I remember it was summer and I have was flipping through channels because I was having a hard to finding something good to watch on TV. What made me stop on this channel was this scene:
I remember my first thought was: “Oh my gosh what in the world is going on? What are those orange things on TV?!” So I stay on the channel and watch it and then I really got in to this when I found out that David Bowie was in this movie!!
I had always been a huge fan of David Bowie ever since I was little so it was no surprise that I was practically glued to the screen watching this movie! So this movie became a rotation in my movies to watch when I cannot find something to watch pile. So I am pretty secure in saying that I have probably seen this movie at least 20 times!
A fun fact about this movie is that Hoggle was voiced by Brian Henson who is Jim Henson’s son!
Until Next time!!!!