Any praise or complaints on the puppet designs in Labyrinth?
They are lovely and wonderful. I’m sad I didnt grow up with it even though it woulda freaked the shit outta me as a kid. Im not one of those dweebs who hates cgi and wishes it was like the good ol’ days, but there is something wonderful about puppetry and props that cgi cant replace. Especially good lump 80′s muppets
The only puppets that wasnt really working for me was the evil robot(?) door(???) thing. I feel like the Jim Hendson Company was better at working with hairy/scaly critters then they were with inorganic things. Door-robot-man isnt the worst thing ever, it’s charming in it’s own right, but my brain could never not see it as anything but a prop while watching the movie.
OKAY WEIRD THING When I first watched the movie and saw this worm:
My immediate thought was the worm from the Veggie Tales Movie:
They dont even look that much alike, but my brain has permanently welded the sacred teachings of Veggie Tales with Labyrinth