David Minor Theater

Labyrinth

Labyrinth

Labyrinth

Film Synopsis: Teenage Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) journeys through a maze to recover her baby brother (Toby Froud) from a goblin king (David Bowie).

Director: Jim Henson
Rating: PG
Runtime: 1h 41

Review by Steven Rea: An innovative mix of sophisticated puppetry and special effects, Labyrinth has all the components of classic myth: monsters and mazes, a hero (or heroine) who must overcome fear and self-doubt, and a journey that leads to discovery, and self-discovery.

Connelly, who has grown into an actress of formidable talents (never mind Blood Diamond), is still very much in the throes of teendom here. Bowie sinks his goblin teeth into the role of baby-snatching bad guy with typical panache, and the panoply of funny-faced, furry, freaky beasts Henson and his team created has stood the test of time.

That is, it's still a wild, weird, spooky little world in there.