Labyrinth is a fantasy film about a young girl who is caught up in her childhood, but after going on a dangerous quest to save her brother, grows up.
The story starts with the girl, Sarah, in a field reciting lines from a play. Her step mother calls her home and after having a small argument with Sarah, leaves with her father leaving Sarah to watch over her baby brother Toby. Sarah goes to her room and notices that one of her teddy bears is out of its place. She gets angry and recites a line from a play telling the goblins to take her baby brother away, and much to her dismay they do.
Sarah is then forced to make her way to the goblin king to ask for her brother back, but when she gets to the goblin’s land finds a huge labyrinth between her and the goblin king’s castle. As she makes her way through the labyrinth she makes various friends that either help or hinder her progress and by under going the journey she grows up.
The movie definitely isn’t praised for it’s stunning visual imagery, but the story in itself is very good. Sarah struggles to get beyond her childish obsessions and possessiveness in order to see the value of human life and mature from a disgruntled youth into an adult.