Saturday, February 09, 2013
I don't think that's a "fan theory" so much as an analysis of the film's subtext, or a "mind-blowing fan theory" so much as it's totally fucking obvious. It's a fairy tale, and almost every fairy tale that has stood the test of time has been about a girl struggling with the onset of puberty. There's a reason Little Red Riding Hood strikes a chord with people much more than that one about the guy who wears the bearskin to turn into a bear.
I mean, jeez, Labyrinth is one of my all time favorite movies, but it can basically be boiled down to this: Jennifer Connelly has to try and navigate her way through an ever-changing maze (her changing body), evade David Bowie's codpiece's weird advances, learn who to trust, and accept maturity and responsibility. And then she gets a baby at the end of it.
I mean, come on. If you don't get that you either aren't paying attention or haven't seen it since you were 10. It's hardly revelatory. You kind of oversold the "mind-blowing" bit of it.