Saturday, January 13, 2007
Pan's Labyrinth has been highly acclaimed by critics for months. I saw it today, and have to say this is one freaky-ass movie. Fairies, fauns and revolutionaries share the screen. I'm not kidding, it's what makes this film intriguing. Fantasy characters help the main character escape from the angst of her situation during the Spanish revolution circa 1840's. I was surprised at the graphic nature of the violence in this film. The cinematgraphy is impressive. The involvement of a child in such adult themes was unnerving, but very dramatic. Not your mainstream film, but worth a look for the adventurous.