I saw Labyrinth for the first time when I was very young, as my parents were never restrictive with movies and I often watched films that one would usually see once older. It is a movie that I love every aspect of – the music, the puppetry, the characters, and the story. Labyrinth is a movie that I put on when I want to feel joy, as I know that once the first scene starts, I will be in a better mood.
I grew up on a quiet street in a tiny rural town. Most of my childhood was spent exploring the acres of woods behind my house and using my imagination to pretend that it was a magical faraway land. This yearning for more meant that I grew up relating strongly to Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), the young heroine of Labyrinth. She wants adventure, as well as to avoid letting go of the trappings of childhood – something I think everyone feels at one point in life. As a character, Sarah is brave, smart, and willing to make friends with anyone. She is ready to put her life on the line to do what she knows is right – even if that means having to save her annoying brother (another thing that I can relate to). Sarah is a character that I hope more young people look up to over the years. I've already introduced the movie to my five-year-old niece, and she is a fan!
Labyrinth is a movie that I have enjoyed for as far back as I can remember and a film that I plan to continue to watch as I get older. It’s a movie that, over the years, I have shared with a number of friends, as well as younger kids in my family. I know Labyrinth is not everyone's cup of tea, but if only one person falls in love with it the way that I have, than it is worth it.
“Everything that you wanted I have done. You asked that the child be taken. I took him. You cowered before me; I was frightening. I have reordered time. I have turned the world upside down, and I have done it all for you! I am exhausted from living up to your expectations. Isn't that generous?”