(This review may contain spoilers).
I don’t recall the first time I watched this movie. It was one my sister and I used to constantly watch when we were children.
I always liked the plot of this movie. I think the puppets used to create the creatures in this movie were particularly good. There weren’t many actual actors in this, but the special effects (for the time the movie was made in) worked really well and it was cool to see the actors who played the main characters. I’ve heard David Bowie’s music before… and Jennifer Connelly is an a actress I’ve seen in later movies.
The atmosphere of this film was a particularly good one. Although I did feel that Sarah was a bit over-the-top at the beginning of the film, it came across more as the attitude of a teenager rather than the acting itself being a problem.
I did think that, although Jareth was particularly attractive (and I don’t normally find David Bowie attractive, so it was only in that role), it was quite creepy how fixated he was on Sarah.
There were some moments in this film that were really amusing, particularly when it came to Sir Didymus. I liked the friendship that grew between Sarah, Hoggle, Ludo and Sir Didymus.
I did like the music in this, as well. My favourite song in this movie was probably Magic Dance. I liked how all of the goblin puppets were different and unique in appearance. It was interesting to see how the fairies weren’t gentle creatures, though I would have liked to see more of them. And I especially liked the worm that Sarah interacts with.
I felt sorry for Ludo in his first appearance, but I did like him. I felt that there was a lot of work that went into making this movie and it still remains one of my favourites and, in my opinion, a really entertaining fantasy.