Labyrinth (1986) (part 3 of 4)

Meanwhile, Jareth looks in on Sarah’s progress using one of his crystal balls. He’s happy that Sarah is now stuck in the “oubliette”, but annoyed that she even got this far. Still, he’s got an ace up his sleeve—Hoggle is being sent down to “rescue” Sarah from the oubliette, by sending her right back to the beginning.

Except, yeah… not really. Sarah offers Hoggle her plastic bracelet, and he takes it in exchange for guiding her as far into the labyrinth as he can go. Hoggle makes a magic door by propping a dusty, unhinged door against the stone wall, and off they go to Easter Island!

Labyrinth (1986) (part 3 of 4)

These stone guys caution them to beware, and Hoggle tells them to STFU because they’re not scared. They amble down the hallway, at the end of which is a weird, bird-like beggar guy that reveals himself to be Jareth in disguise.

Jareth reprimands Hoggle for not double-crossing Sarah soon enough, and then threatens to send him to the Bog of Eternal Stench. He also reduces Sarah’s remaining time by a couple of hours, which I think is pretty crappy, but as Jareth points out, life isn’t fair.

I beg to differ. Life isn’t unfair—it’s just other people’s actions that makes things suck. But hey, I can forgive Jareth almost anything, as long as he promises to sing and dance some more. It’s kind of how I feel about those kids on Glee.

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Multi-Part Article: Labyrinth (1986)

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