David Bowie – The Goblin King

Labyrinth (1986) Photo by Caitlin Black
Labyrinth is a movie which many people turn to for a bit of nostalgia, it is a family friendly film which many people will have grown up with. Personally, I only came across this film due to being a massive David Bowie fan and was interested in any acting work he had done.

When I watched this film I did not have high expectation but I found myself very entertained and my respect for David Bowie as an actor as well as a singer had grown. Throughout the movie, I found myself laughing at several moments and my heart was warmed.

Something I think makes this film so unique is the use of puppets and the creativity it used for each and every character. Nowadays, we would look back and think of the special effects used as poor but I think they were very ahead of their time and even though the editing is dated, I believe it adds to the nostalgic quality of the film.

The acting in this film is very good from both Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie. Jennifer, who was still fairly new on the acting scene at the time the film was made, shows us her emotional range and her acting abilities. Whereas David, shows us he truly can do anything, whether it is acting, singing or being a fashion icon.

Although it was not the most successful movie, I believe there is something in this film that everyone can enjoy. It is a must watch for any David Bowie fans.  Adults can watch it and feel nostalgic and have some laughs, or it can be introduced to younger generations and remain a cult classic.