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01/12/2007 11:03:26 AM · #1
I'm not sure who has seen the previews or heard of this movie but its only in selected cities right now.

we're driving an hour to see it and i can't wait

the website is amazing!

Pan's Labyrinth

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01/12/2007 11:08:31 AM · #2
Yes, it has a 99% on Rotten Tomatoes the last time I looked and the previews look great. I'll probably have to wait until DVD though.
01/12/2007 11:13:57 AM · #3
looks like one of the most visually stunning films in a long time in my opinion
01/12/2007 04:49:05 PM · #4
I heard not for kids.
01/12/2007 04:51:13 PM · #5
watching it tommorow :)
01/12/2007 06:11:48 PM · #6
any chance for this to come to canada lol, looks awsome
01/12/2007 06:20:25 PM · #7
I saw this movie...it is phenomenal and I highly suggest going to see it. However, it is definitely NOT a kids movie. Has some really intense violence and actually quite disturbing images. But the movie is brilliant, and the violence and horror scenes are completely necessary.
01/13/2007 10:56:28 AM · #8
i saw it last night

not as good as i had hoped it would be, but still very cool.

definitly not for your kids
01/13/2007 11:12:01 AM · #9
Well it is rated R for a reason, I guess. heh
01/19/2007 12:03:16 PM · #10
I'm going to see it this afternoon.

Anyone else have a review to share?
01/19/2007 12:07:09 PM · #11
It was a really weird movie and definetly not what I expected.. but really good, I liked it :).. (specially because I didnt have to read the subtitles ^^)
01/19/2007 12:11:16 PM · #12
saw it a few weeks back in Toronto..great film, but DEFINITELY NOT FOR KIDS!
very dark, and very beautiful...man I love Mexican directors right now.
01/19/2007 12:20:02 PM · #13
Excellent movie, but not what I expected. Thought it would be more of a fable/fantasy. Very dark and intense. While I had my eyes clamped tightly shut during some graphic scenes, it was freeky listening to the audience moans and groans.
01/19/2007 06:53:06 PM · #14
Originally posted by wildiris:

Excellent movie, but not what I expected. Thought it would be more of a fable/fantasy. Very dark and intense. While I had my eyes clamped tightly shut during some graphic scenes, it was freeky listening to the audience moans and groans.


I just got back from seeing it, and I too found it to be quite a departure from what I was expecting. In fact, I was actually really hoping for a more fantastical story with a bit of twisted edge to it. It's a good movie, but not what I had envisioned going in. The violence didn't bother me in the slightest. I actually found it to be rather tame. *shrug*
02/10/2007 11:22:36 AM · #15
Just saw it last night. Holy Kanolie, if you haven't seen it and it's still in your area, GO SEE IT. Incredible movie.
02/10/2007 11:30:44 AM · #16
Yeah, I have to go see this, kanolie and all. Only nobody wants to see it with me.
02/10/2007 12:21:01 PM · #17
I saw it, story telling at it's best. Do sit way back, easier to read the sub titles and watch the screen at the same time. Extreme violence, beware.
02/10/2007 01:43:04 PM · #18
My wife and I recently saw this film and were quite disappointed.

Being fairly involved within the goth scene; the idea of a dark fairly tale had us really interested.

Let me warn all of you...this movie is EXCESSIVELY VIOLENT AND GRUESOME. And unnecessarily so. For all the criticism Mel Gibson's recent films have received for violence I am puzzled how Pan's Labrynth has avoided such criticism.

We found this movie rather oppressive. We were severely disappointed. The magical fantasical elements were interspersed through the film. But much more of the film deals with military violence and gruesome Nazi style executions.

If you want to see an old man watch as his son's face is beat in with a bottle of wine until it's a bloody mash. An individual tortured. Faces sliced opened. You name it. Then go and enjoy Pan's Labrynth.

Pan's Labrynth has violence that far surpassed Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List" or Mel Gibson's "The Passion" but doesn't bear any of the nobility or hope that those films incorporated.

For those looking for a dark fairy tale, I think Pan's Labrynth could have been more...if you just want stimulating visuals consider Neil Gaimen's "Mirror Mask".

Message edited by author 2007-02-10 13:44:08.
02/11/2007 10:56:40 AM · #19
Saw it last night... a beautiful film. Not as violent as has been insinuated, and certainly not the pointless violence of horror-genre films.

Before seeing it, though, it should be understood that it is not a fairy story. It's the story of a young girl in Franco's fascist Spain at the close of World War II. Those elements are probably more important than the fantasy elements. If that interests you, go see it without any hesitation.

Depending on who you are, you can intepret this film as an allegory for the triumph over totalitarianism (political or otherwise), or as the story of a young girl escaping a sad life through her very vivid imagination. It doesn't matter. It's a lovely thought-provoking film you'll think about well after you see it.
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