All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
What happens when make-believe believes it's real?
Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.
Guillermo Del Toro's obsession with the child's perspective is often the death blow of many films that have been produced with his name attached to it. He should stop producing them and he should start making them again because he has proven time and again that he is a fantastic storyteller and Pan's Labyrinth seems to be the film that blends together everything he values in film and stories.
This film is terrifying. Not so much because it is scary or filled with gore, no it is terrifying because we are scared for someone. Ofelia is a fantastic protagonist. She is a girl you automatically want to protect from the horrors around her and that investment is where this film…
Everytime I re-watch Pan’s Labyrinth I am reminded how brilliant it is and how foolish I was for ever forgetting its undeniable qualities. Whilst Guillermo del Toro’s references are clear for all to see - from Spirit of the Beehive and classic children’s literature to the monster movies of his childhood - his blending and combination of influences creates something uniquely his own. The story - a young girl entering a fantasy world in order to make sense of her troubled reality - is nearly as old as storytelling itself. Yet, del Toro returns this conceit to its roots. This is no sanitised or family friendly descent into a safe world of talking creatures, this is a world as grim…
Blending together the horrors of both reality & fantasy into a spellbinding tale, Pan's Labyrinth is a blazingly original, extraordinarily artistic, technically accomplished & astonishingly beautiful film with a rare ability to immerse the grown-ups into its fantasy world in a manner that very few examples of its genre can emulate, and even lesser when the story is a downright fairy tale.
Set in the fascist Spain of 1944, it tells the story of Ofelia; a young girl in love with fairy tales who comes to live with her new stepfather & escapes into an eerie but captivating world of fantasy. Being told that she's the long-lost princess of an underground kingdom that's awaiting her return, the film covers Ofelia trying to prove…
Visually Exquisite! Truly a sight to behold! The macabre story itself is unlike any adult fable I have ever come across! A rich blend of dark fantasy mixed with the harsh realities of a cruel unforgiving world!
In any other hand's other than Guillermo del Toro I have no doubt this film would have failed miserably! His gift of telling an unsettling story through the innocent eyes of a child is unequaled!
As accomplished as he may be he understands he is only as good as the people he surrounds himself with! Everyone on-screen and off-screen were top notch in their respective fields! But his MOST impressive decision was when he cast Ivana Baquero as Ofelia!
She was absolutely magnificent! Her portrayal of Ofelia was exceptionally heartfelt and genuine! As was the audiences reaction towards her!
This film has been compared to lots of fantasies, from "The Chronicles of Narnia" and "Bridge to Terabithia" to "Lord of the Rings." Ebert & Roeper once called it a well told "adult fairy tale." And I understand that. After all, there is a fantasy world, a brave mission to accomplish, and danger lurks at every turn. But this film is so much more grounded in reality than that; to me, it is a tragic war movie that just happens to have a very imaginative sub-plot.
To be specific, I never felt like crying while watching Narnia or the LOTR trilogy, but this got to me to the point of tears. Harsh truths. Innocence lost. Inhuman cruelty. Scenes of torture and…
What a Wonderful World Challenge Film #8
Roughly a year ago, I celebrated the start of a weekend by doing one of my absolute favorite things: making a Blu Ray purchase. With any other type of shopping, I prepare a strategy in advance that will get me in and out of a store in the shortest amount of time imaginable. Life is too short to spend it grocery or clothes shopping, but adding a movie to my collection? That is simply the bees knees. I could spend hours wandering the aisles of a store containing a vast amount of Blu Ray options and I will enjoy every second of it. On this particular day, I ended up leaving that store…
One of Guillermo Del Toro’s greatest films, Pan’s Labyrinth takes an interesting view on fairy tales, taking the underlying, traditional horror of these stories, and putting them on the big screen. This film tells the story of a little girl named Ofelia who must move to a military headquarters based in an old mill in the middle of the woods, due to her mother’s engagement to a tyrannical Captain, Vidal. Whilst moving to her new home she discovers a maze, to which a fairy later leads her into. There she meets a faun who claims that she is a princess who was in the land from which he comes from. He tells her that in order for her…
The most original movie i ever seen this is like alice in the wonderland but for adults this movie is great. Guillermo del Toro did such a amazing job creating this disturbing creepy and scary world this movie is far from beautiful this movie is disgusting it's dark and depressing and the tone is unbelievable Guillermo del Toro made this movie to look like kids movie but he edge it and made it rated R. If i would see this movie as a child i would probably didn't sleep for months because of that one scene those who seen it now what im talking about. Overall this movie is a masterpiece and i will give Pan’s Labyrinth
the captain reminds me of my dad
Visually beautiful for its time. I honestly did not expect Pan's Labyrinth to be so bloody and horrific spectacle to watch. But still I felt that it didn't hit me as much as other people have. Honestly it was beautiful to watch but I was falling asleep quarter way into the movie.
The highlight in the movie was the antagonist, lets call him Captain because I forgot his name and not bothered to search for it. The Captain was brutal and was pretty much the Spanish version of Hilter with no mustache.
Pan's Labyrinth plays like 2 different movies put together. One is a story about a civil war in Spain (or something) and a ruling dictator, The Captain, controling…
I don't know what to call a modern horror - probably the same as what we called them in the past 'Crap'.
But this is without a doubt Guillermo Del Toro's masterpiece. Just a little better than Cronos. Wish all horror's were made like this.
Director Guillermo del Toro has always been a very visually oriented artist. From his earliest work in Cronos through his Hellboy sequels, his films have for the most part been a visual spectacle as much (if not moreso) than they have been coherent narratives. Such is almost the fate with Pan's Labyrinth, his high-minded modern day fairy tale that perfectly encapsulates his visual artistry, almost to the point where it's become a parody of itself.
Fortunately the film's narrative allegory, about a child dealing with darker elements of the world such as war and death, works on so many different levels in addition to the wonderful artistry, that Pan's Labyrinth is one of the most accomplished films of the last…
Gorgeous. Beautiful. Stunning. Whimsical. Melodic. Dangerous. Dark. Unnerving. Sinister.
So far Guillermo Del Toro's crowning masterpiece, a fairytale with a different kind of faerie, one you may not wish to find.
Its my first movie from Guillermo del Toro.
The enchanted world like Wonderland but turns to be our worst nightmare but we love it anyway and we keep coming back, we wish to keep walk through it because we want to know what's the end of it and perhaps we want to live there forever, someday.
That idea, dame it, perfection for horror.
Maratón Fantástico y de Ciencia Ficción.
Bellísima a rabiar.
Historia llena de realidades espantosas, con un tratamiento que lo pone todo en duda. La realidad aquí, como la fantasía, está también tratada como un cuento.( Y no porque sea el punto de vista de la niña, ya que aparecen escenas del malo y otras cosas que la niña no puede saber ni adivinar. )
La parte real es también un cuento, además de real.
Un cuento triste de 2 mundos ficticios que en el fondo son reales, donde una niña elige y... mientras sufre las consecuencias... sueña que no es verdad, que sus perdidas no son tales, ahí donde en realidad quedó.. Un cuento de escapadas imposibles de realidades insoportables.
Muy triste. Muy bello.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!