If you know me at all — which you don’t — you know one of my all-time favorite films is the Labyrinth. It came out the year I was born and my mom being a big David Bowie fan made sure she had the movie.
Growing up, I was pretty close to resembling Jennifer Connelly’s personality traits of the character she played in the film, Sarah. Rarely did I find much of life to be fair and I made that pretty well known.
If you don’t know the film, it was produced by George Lucas who I think is known for a few other things (wink) and directed by Jim Henson of the Muppets. It’s about a girl named Sarah who is tired of the obligations her baby brother and parents put on her. She wishes him away to the Goblin King, played by David Bowie, then suddenly regrets it because she didn’t know he really existed.
If you didn’t know her you’d think she was on some serious LSD, but no she just has a very vivid imagination.
Now that you have an idea, I am going to share with you what I feel would happen to me if I was in Sarah’s shoes.
One: I think I would fall desperately for the Goblin King. What baby brother? I shouldn’t have put this gif up, I’m getting so distracted.
Two: Sarah has a problem always forgetting the last line of the book on what the character says to the Goblin King. The line is, “You have no power over me.” I’d forget how to speak if I faced a man that much in love with me even if he was doing something that I didn’t really want, but thought I wanted.
This line is actually my text notification on my phone. I am that enchanted by the movie.
Three: Ok Ok Ok FINE. I would save my baby brother, but damn. He would’ve made a cute goblin.
I admit, I get sad every time she remembers the line, “You have no power over me.” The Goblin King wasn’t wishing to be cruel, he was only granting her wish and then was kind enough to give her time to turn it around if she so chose to.
I love the film so much that I think I am going to watch it now.
Post inspired by The Daily Post’s Daily Prompt.