Movie Review – Pan’s Labyrinth

I have seen some great movies that I must share so I’m going to make a little movie review section. for me a good movie is one that holds my attention. It makes me feel like I am right there and gives me some emotional feelings.

Pan’s Labyrinth” (Amazon link) also known by the Spanish title “El Laberinto del Fauno”

This is a Spanish language movie with subtitles. It is a bit graphic with a little more blood and gore than I usually like but the story was just too good for the gore to matter much. It is considered to be a fairy tale for adults. It is about a 10-year-old girl that has a not too happy life but she loves to read fairy tales. She finds a decaying labyrinth guarded by Pan, an ancient satyr who claims to know her past as a princess and also her destiny. Her mom is a sad lady and her stepfather is a nasty sadistic, fascist officer in the pro-Franco army. There is lots of death and towards the end of the movie, I was starting to wonder how it could have any type of a near happy ending. It was a surprise for sure.

This multiple Oscar-winning tale set in 1944 Spain from director Guillermo del Toro is for sure a must-watch in my opinion (which is the only opinion that counts…LOL).

Pan’s Labrinth is a dark fantasy and drama written and directed by Guillermo del Toro. It stars Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Doug Jones, and Ariadna Gil.

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