Pan's Labyrinth (DVD, 2007, 2-Disc Set, Special Edition)
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- rogus_a6rbjm1drJul 17, 2015by
Fantastic film from a fantastic ndirector, highly recommended.
Fantastic film from a visionary director and who has become one of my favorites in the current generation, Guillermo del Toro. I highly recommend this film for anyone who loves fantasy because it blends fantasy and reality beautifully.
- msmith61853Apr 04, 2015by
Be prepared to think it is going to get good and it never does.
This movie blows! I honestly though this would be more like the cover. I did not buy this based on this. I bought it based on the reviews especially Stephen king. It is mostly about a ridiculous war. I can't believe anybody would recommend this movie. It is absolutely terrible. The only cool thing about this movie is the cover. I have to write at least 100 characters so, here it goes this movie blowsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.Read full review
- porcdoc73Oct 07, 2011by
One of the best movies I had never seen before.
Pan's Labyrinth is a unique experiance that ties 2 stories
together . First be aware the soundtrack is in Spanish with
English subtitles. But its not a problem. The first story the viewer sees is a group of Facist Troops , led by a Captain who proves rather cruel, setting up an outpost. He is married to a woman who has a young daughter from previous marriage .They are both at this outpost. The daughter becomes a key in an adult fairy tail. The troups chase loyal guerrillas through the forests , while the young girl becomes embroiled with tasks that take her to a subterranean world of fantisy. All in all this is an excellant movie for those who are not trapped in non fiction. Its not for everyone.
- cannonclubonlin...Jan 03, 2010by
Quite A Tale Filled With Many Twists and Turns
Uncomfortable with her new surroundings, suspicious of her stepfather and desperately concerned about the worsening condition of her mother, Ophelia uncovers a strange alternative world, and the chance to escape forever the pain and uncertainty of her everyday life.
Thus the film alternates between the world of Civil War Spain and the increasingly bizarre, dark and frightening world of the Pan's Labyrinth. As the twin plots progress, they intertwine, with the tasks of Ofelia becoming the choices faced by a Spain at the crossroads. The poignancy of the film lies partly in the fact that the victories of the child are reflected so starkly by the failures of the adult world.
Apparently Pan's Labyrinth won a 20-minute standing ovation at Cannes, when it was shown. This may be a little bit over the top. I suspect when the furore has died down some will choose to swing the pendulum back and criticize it for its more obvious faults. Much of the film is derivative. There are few ideas in the film's magical dreamworld that haven't been seen before.
For all the evident truth of these observations, to accept them would be to entirely miss the majesty of "Pan's Labyrinth", which doesn't lie in its originality, but in its absolute mastery of execution. People will watch the film in a way that most will not "Land and Freedom". In doing so, they will also discover a world of fairy tales which existed before "Disney" sunk its claws into them: a dangerous world, where nothing is as it seems and every step is a possible death – a place which may leave even adults shivering under a table, part in terror, part in wonder.
I'm going to give this film a 4/5, partly because the content was extremely cruel a moments and didn't require focusing so much upon the vanity and cruelty of the Captain.
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- 103676815@delet...Jun 06, 2011by
A 'Must-See' movie that will leave you speachless. Amazing.
This movie is superb. While it is only available in Spanish with English sub-titles, it in no way hinders one's ability to completely enjoy and appreciate the film.
While I expected this may be a child/fable-like movie, it is not. As a matter of fact, I don't think I'd watch this one with your little ones, at least until you view it first. There is bloodshed, violence and it is very dark. Those happen to be some of the reasons I enjoyed it, though.
While maintaining a mystical feel, this movie is definitely for adults, young and old, looking for something a little different, something that will definitely take your breath away.
I haven't seen Hellboy 1 or 2 but since seeing Pan's Labyrinth, I've considered watching both. Del Toro's amazing direction takes you on a ride through the world of a young girl, amazed by the world she uncovers and terrified of the one in which she lives.
This is a movie you will not soon forget.
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