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Labyrinth (1986)

Labyrinth is a 1986 Jim Henson movie starring David Bowie as Jareth, the Goblin King. The story centres on Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), a young girl who accidentally gives her little brother to the goblins. Sarah must go on a quest through the treacherous labyrinth, through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, to fight her way to the castle beyond the Goblin City. Along the way she’ll have to face the Bog of Eternal Stench, and all kinds of traps, beasts, and goblin tricks. But we think that there is more to the movie than Bowie, oversize codpieces, and awesome mullets…

After rushing home late to babysit her baby half-brother Toby, Sarah realizes that her teddy bear, Lancelot, is missing from her room. She finds the toy in Toby’s room and cries out in anger. Toby is screaming, so Sarah tells him a story representing their own lives. And that the King of the Goblins had fallen in love with the poor girl of the story and given her powers. Toby continues to scream and Sarah wishes the goblins would come take him away.

Abruptly, Toby vanishes from his crib and the barn owl flies into the room frightening her. It then transforms into the Goblin King Jareth. He reveals that he has granted her wish, and offers her a crystal that will show Sarah her deepest dreams. Sarah declines the offer, saying that she didn’t intend for the wish to be real and begs for him to return Toby to her. Jareth transports Sarah and himself to the Labyrinth and promises Sarah he will return Toby to her if Sarah solves his Labyrinth and make it to his castle within thirteen hours. If she doesn’t make it in time Toby will be transformed into a goblin forever. And he leaves Sarah to start her quest.

NOTE: Through the film, Jareth appears in the background watching Sarah’s progression through the Labyrinth:

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