buzz kill

I’ll confess; I LOVE (still) some of the older fairy/fantasy movies. They had script, acting, and weren’t formulaic. Think The Princess Bride – My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die…” Think heroes, proper villans (who had real motivation to be bad and couldn’t be excused and had no desire to rehabilitate themselves).

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I went thru a massive Bowie phase and still enjoy the Henson mov, Labyrinth, that he and Jennifer Connelly and a massive amount of puppets starred in. Still have the paperback novel (as I do for The Princess Bride and no kids, you are not allowed to touch!) Then today I saw this in the Herald:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11341504

Gutted. I am being a sceptic but I think they will ruin one of my (non) guilty pleasures. And while I wasn’t into The Dark Crystal, I’m thinking this shouldn’t have a sequel either!

For those of you who care, here’s a link that tries to explain why Jareth kidnapped this baby… http://glamdamnit.tumblr.com/post/55713093884/my-sister-asked-if-the-events-of-the-labyrinth which is plausable…yes dammit, I know it’s fiction!

 

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2 thoughts on “buzz kill

  1. I’m a bit late to the party but I so totally agree, about Labyrinth that is. It is a once and only movie. Along with the Princess Bride, why oh why can’t they make movies like this anymore?

    • I was relieved to read a few days later that L2 isn’t on the schedule! Not sure why they can’t make more like these; I would rather see original than formula. Except when it’s a book adaption.

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