Without a strong plot line to pull us through, all movies like this run the danger of becoming just a series of incidents.
Together, Sarah, Hoggle, Ludo and Sir Didymus (on his sheep-dog mount, Ambrosius) move forward, entering an enchanted forest. Basically what it takes is a lot of rehearsing and getting to know each other.". Sarah finally reaches a high ledge, and finds that Toby is sitting above a pit a long way below her. Plastic might be a more accurate description.”, Director Jim Henson was dissapointed by the reception Labyrinth received, and never directed another film.  In its next weekend at the box office, the film dropped to number 13 in the charts, only earning $1,836,177.
Soon Sarah teams up with some allies.
In parting, he tells Hoggle he will make him a prince if Sarah should ever kiss him, derisively adding that Hoggle would be made nothing less than the "Prince Of The Land Of Stench" just prior to leaving. "Labyrinth" is a movie that obviously was made with infinite care and pains, and it began with a real inspiration: Why not create a fantasy out of some of the drawings of M. C. Escher, who is famous for visual paradoxes such as a room with staircases that go "up" in every possible direction?
Sarah runs back upstairs to check on Toby, and finds him sound asleep in his cot. Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah, a teenager with an active imagination, summons the Goblins to take her baby halfbrother away.
Jareth is seen in his owl-form perched on a branch outside Sarah's window, peering inside. Finding that he is kind and gentle, Sarah allows him to join her on her journey.
Worn out by exhaustion and hunger Sarah is delighted when Hoggle offers her a peach Jareth ordered him to give to her. Out of the blue, Toby stops crying and when Sarah looks for him in the cradle, she learns that her wish was granted and the Goblin King Jareth has taken him to his castle in the Goblin City in the middle of a labyrinth.
Movieline. It never really comes alive. He sets her a task: She can get the child back, but only by finding her way through an endless labyrinth to the castle in the center. In 1975, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism. Magic Dance was the other single from the soundtrack, and was released as a 12" single in the U.S, Italian and Spanish markets. This was the last feature film directed by Henson before his death in 1990. Hoggle leaves Sarah, and she enters the Labyrinth alone.
Speaking of the challenges involved with performing Hoggle, Brian Henson said that "Five performers trying to get one character out of one puppet was a very tough thing. After running through a seemingly endless corridor, Sarah stops and slumps down against one of the walls in defeat.
Starlog Magazine. Sarah asks Sir Didymus for his permission to cross the bridge, and they are allowed to go across. An annual masquerade ball inspired by the film and named the Labyrinth of Jareth began in 1997, and has been held every year since then. Feb 1987. They both continue through a hedge garden, and as they are walking Sarah tells Hoggle he is the only friend she has in the Labyrinth. While acknowledging that Labyrinth was made with “infinite care and pains” Roger Ebert felt that the film “never really comes alive.” Ebert felt that as the film was set in an “arbitrary world” none of the events in it had any consequences, robbing the film of any dramatic tension. It really felt like I was in a ballroom and not on a movie set.".