The Canon Episode 91: LABYRINTH

Is Jim Henson's Muppety coming of age movie an all-timer?

I never saw Labyrinth coming, I saw it way back in the 80s and always considered it kind of a bad movie, a failure. But it resonated with the generation after me - especially with women - and in recent years it has risen to the level of a new cult classic, with all kinds of toys being made and screenings being held. When David Bowie died earlier this year it came up way more often than I would have anticipated. 

But does that mean it's Canon? It's an interesting question, especially when our current Canon is heavy on movies that appeal to boys. This week Amy and I set out to discover if Labyrinth is actually a great movie, or if hasn't quite achieved the level it needs for admittance into our chichi movie club. 

As always it's up to you. Make your voice heard here

Next week: Stand Be Me, which just turned 30!