One of my very favorite movies is The Labyrinth, starring David Bowie. Watching it the other day (for about the 5,000th time), I realized how different yet similar the movies of, say, ten years ago are from today.
For instance, Twilight. I knoooow. Contain your sigh and get over it. Here are some facts to support how much awesomer The Labyrinth is.
Fact One: The Goblin King made sparkling cool WAY before Edward. When he comes into Sarah's bedroom in that first scene, complete with sparkly cape and sparkly hair and sparkly air, and waves his magic ball around, you basically die. Edward's effect was much less dramatic. Suck it, Edward. Not literally.
Fact Two: The Goblin King musically pwns. Edward made a lullably with his fiddly-fingers. Aww, how sweet. David Bowie made Within You (which isn't as pedophiliac-y as the title sounds, promise) and As the World Falls Down and Magic Dance.
Fact Three: The Goblin King's attempts to kill Sarah are much more creative than Edward's. Edward just sulks and sometimes looks constipated. GK sends The Cleaners (a ginormous knife-wielding machine) on Sarah, gives her a semi-poisonous peach, and then sends her to the Bog of Eternal Stench. Vicioooous. See how much he loves her?
Fact Four: Whereas Bella is weak-minded (I like Twilight, but you can't argue this), Sarah is so strong-willed the Goblin King goes ape-shit crazy and makes time move and stuffz. Despite his wry charms and The Pants, he "holds no power over" Sarah. Rock that girl power, S!
Fact Five: True, people may be creeped out by David Bowie's obvious elder-ness to Sarah, but HELLO! Edward is 100-something, dude, and you gals don't find that the least bit revolting.
Convinced of my fandom? That's what I thought. So...guess what?
There. Are. Books.
Well, mangas. I've actually never read a manga before, but I'm thinking this is a great time to start. I got all three of them for Christmas, and they continue to tell the happenings in the Labyrinth world after Sarah leaves.
How. Cool. Is. That? If you've already seen the movie, you should most definitely read them alongside me. If you haven't seen the movie, you should most definitely go to Blockbusters or get a rifle.