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Family Film Reviews: Labyrinth A Classic Fun Fantasy Film Starring David Bowie

Updated on August 2, 2009


Labyrinth - Copyright Of the Goblin King 2009
Labyrinth - Copyright Of the Goblin King 2009

Labyrinth Available To Buy On Amazon - I recommend the Anniversary Edition as there are making of features on it!


I recently have been buying classics in dvds from amazon, those classic films that we remember from our childhood and one of them was Labyrinth, although it is classed as a girly themed story it still was a great film I remember as a child of the 80's.

For those who may not know, Labyrinth tells the amusing and fantasy filled adventure story of a girl named Sara who just gets fed up with babysitting her brother Toby and wishes that the goblins would come and take him away and what a surpise they do! But then the foolish goblin king(David Bowie) makes the mistake of giving her 13 hours to solve the Labyrinth to get Toby back.

The film itself took a few years to create all the Jim Henson puppets that were required to be in the film, including the goblins and alot of the character design was conceptualized by british fantasy artist Brian Froud.

The fact that David bowie was in this film also was quite good at the time as his song work was always something that I had admired but also his acting was pretty good too and he of course had the freedom to write his own songs for the film and even all of the other creative people involved had the creative freedom to alter and change things like designs and concepts which sounded quite nice.

The thing I always remember about this film is that it was one and still is a film that you can sit down and watch with your family together and no trouble with any small swear words that the younger ones will copy and annoy you with.

Labyrinth is up there with my other all time film classics from my childhood and they are:

The Goonies

Howard The Duck


It's just these types of films that I have the fondest memeries of, maybe because I was growing up and these films just happened to be there.

I always have the following snippets of song from the film in my head when I think about the Labyrinth film

"Slime and snails and puppy dogs tails"

"Dance magic dance!"

Labyrinth - Do You Remember?

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Yeah, it certainly is one of my favourite fantasy films and Howard the duck is hilarious and a classic too.

      Cheers now K@ri!

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      Kari Poulsen 8 years ago from Ohio

      I loved Labyrinth and so does my daughter. We also love Goonies, Ghost Busters and Howard the Duck! I can remember my daughter always wanted to watch Howard the Duck! LOL