It's not often that I'll admit a movie is propped up by nostalgia, but that's the only reason I can come up with for why I like Labyrinth. The story structure is muddled to say the least, there's a lot of ambiguity in what is going on, and the music is not good. The aspects that make me love it mostly center around two things. For one, Jennifer Connelly is the star. I had a massive crush on her when I was younger, and I do think she adds a lot of heart to Labyrinth. She behaves like a normal teen in the beginning of the film, and then shows some significant growth as things progress. The other great part of the film is Jim Henson's puppet work. You get to see a whole lot of genius in this film. The creatures are menacing and cute at the same time. One scene that really stood out was the hands used to make the faces. I thought that was a very creative way of making a character without even needing elaborate puppet. The companions that Sarah befriends on her journey are all the different styles of puppets that Henson had honed and perfected through the Muppets. I loved that they didn't draw from familiar characters he had used before, but invented new puppets that fit in well with the world. David Bowie is odd, and well-suited to this role, but he was never one of my favorite parts of Labyrinth. I suspect that this film would not hold up very well for someone who was new to it, but my fond memories make Labyrinth worth watching from time to time.