Sunday, January 21, 2007

"Pan's Labyrinth"

Well, I have been dying to see "Pan's Labyrinth." It sounded right up my alley. I love films with a whimsical note. I have been a big fan of Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton for years. And I loved loved loved "Amelie." When I heard that this new film was a juxtaposition of post-war Spain and a little girl's fantasy world, I knew I had to see it.

Gary has been putting me off for awhile but finally took me to see it today. I'm not one to give out spoilers so I will try to keep this "review" vague and succinct. The movie is very well-done and the fantasy elements did not disappoint. The big surprise for both of us was the level of violence. It is very graphic. I thought "Children of Men" was violent, but "Pan's Labyrinth" leaves that movie in the dust comparatively speaking. Some of the scenes made me squirm in my seat. While I think the film was great, I don't think I want to see it again. The fantasy elements just didn't make up for the level of violence and gore.

1 comment:

Genevieve said...

oh, man. I am sort of disappointed about that! I have been dying to see this movie also but I have walked out of movies if they are too violent. I'll still give it a go, I think...