Labyrinth is one of my all time favorite movies from the ’80s. Read my guest post at Robo♥Beat as I gush and reminisce over the movie from my childhood.
Originally posted on Robo♥Beat:
This week’s post is special, because it’s a guest post from fellow blogger simpleek! Her blog focuses on a video games, manga, anime, and fashion. I can’t remember exactly how I discovered her site last summer, but I imagine it was one of her lovely Mass Effect-related posts that initially drew me in… Whatever the case, she is one of my all-time favorite writers, and I highly recommend you check out her site if you haven’t already! Here, she pens (er, types) all about why she loves the ’80s movie Labyrinth, which I really want to watch again now…
Ah, the ’80s. A decade full of big hair, leg warmers, acid wash jeans, and cheesy, and at times, downright strange films. Howard the Duck, anyone? I was born in the ’80s, and while most of my growing up has been done in the ’90s, I was still old enough to remember some of that decade. There were a ton of films I grew up watching that came out of the ’80s, like Dirty Dancing, John Hughes films, and Back to the Future. All great films and maybe some not quite age appropriate for my innocent little self during that time. I blame my father for not screening some of these films properly before letting me watch them.
One film I adored from the ’80s and still watch lots of times when the mood strikes me is Labyrinth. This 1986 Jim Henson directed fantasy film starred a really young Jennifer Connelly and ’80s British rocker David Bowie. Of course, who could forget the puppets used in this film to create this magical world? It wouldn’t have a Jim Henson stamp on it without them!