Thursday, January 14, 2016
Bowie Watch: Labyrinth (1986)
We watched this one for obvious reasons. It's been a while, and I was surprised how well I actually liked the movie. I don't really remember how I felt about it upon release, and as it's essentially a long allegory for a young woman learning important life lessons about the transition from childhood to young adulthood - maybe being 11 was not the right time to be getting some perspective. But I remember liking Bowie in the movie.
Of course I've seen it since. Heck, we own a copy (seems like a Jamie purchase if ever there was one), but we haven't seen it in years.
A bit sad, of course. Henson passed decades ago. Bowie has gone into the cosmos. But for the kids who want to see some amazing visual effects, practical FX and how it was done in a pre-CGI era, this is a heck of a movie. Yeah, yeah. The owl is CGI in the opening. I know. But you know what I mean. And, hey, Bowie looks like he's having good fun with his pals.