Perhaps my first review was over-harsh (goo.gl/72zToh), but nevertheless I feel this version misses a lot of what makes the 1958 film so good. Rather than being a critique of 1950s American paranoia, this version is rather more running away from the military, and some random destruction by robot bugs and less of the Earth actually standing still.
I wish the Goblins would come and take you away! Right now!
Our local Picture House cinema The Belmont, is currently showing several classic 80s films. Back to the Future and American Werewolf in London have been and gone, and the next in line was Labyrinth. I know a lot of people talk about The Princess Bride as being a childhood adventure favourite, but I didn’t see it until I was in my 20s so didn’t really get the appeal; for me Labyrinth is the iconic childhood adventure (as well as The Goonies naturally).