Labyrinth (1986) (part 4 of 4)
Sarah lands in what appears to be a big garbage dump right outside the Goblin City. There’s junk for miles around. I guess the goblins haven’t learned about recycling.
She accidentally lands on a pile of garbage that turns out to be an old goblin lady, who wanders around with a huge pile of old stuff on her back. It’s kind of like an especially disturbing episode of Hoarders.
Disoriented, Sarah follows the Trash Lady into a replica of her room back home. While Sarah tries to remember what the hell she was looking for, Trash Lady attempts to distract Sarah by giving her all her old toys to play with—like stuffed animals that smell like mold, and old games that are now unplayable since most of the pieces are gone. At least, that’s how it is in my attic.
But Sarah sees through this ruse as well. She proclaims that everything here is junk, and that she has to find Toby!
I’d like to think this whole sequence is a metaphor for choosing authentic, human relationships over crass consumerism and self-identification through external objects. That way, I don’t have to read the latest Eckhart Tolle book.