Tapping directly into a generational touchstone is Jim Henson’s fantasy fairy-story allegory, Labyrinth, which features and early role for future Oscar-winner Jennifer Connelly, as well as late-musical legend David Bowie, as the eponymous villain of the film, the Goblin King. As with his previous live-action fantasy, The Dark Crystal, Henson’s venture into using puppets in a more adult manner than he’d achieved with his Muppet movies remains profoundly visually dynamic, a tour-de-force of puppetry and artistic wizardry that, sadly, is comparatively lacking in today’s computer-enhanced cinema. Today, the Nostalgia Critic looks back at this oddity of a film.
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