What I liked: Pan’s Labyrinth is a serious story of a Fascist army versus rebels fighting for their freedom, while at the same time an outstanding story of a young girl’s journey through a wondrous fairy tale. The plot was flawless and the characters are all unforgettable. There’s a perfectly ruthless bad guy, and a horrifying monster that could give a kid nightmares. I can’t classify one person as the hero/heroine, but the lead girl was brave, innocent, and creative.
Didn’t like: The only thing stopping me from giving this a five is some unnecessary images that definitely could have been left out: sawing a leg, a brutal and graphic murder. Then there’s the fact that the entire movie is in subtitles; you have to read it.
>>Dad: “Mixes a harsh story of war with child’s fantasy; dainty fairies alongside torture and inhumane treatment. It was beautiful, but I kept thinking “who did they make this for?”
Recommend for: DEFINATLY NOT A KIDS MOVIE
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