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Pan's Labyrinth: movie review

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by TommyTheCat, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. TommyTheCat

    TommyTheCat Gonzo Scientist

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    I didn't find any other thread talking about this movie, but here goes nothing.

    My review (in equation format):

    Narnia - the suckiness + Labyrinth - muppets - David Bowie :( + Tool music videos + very well composed soundtrack + some WWII action in Spain + graphic violence - english + spanish with subtitles = academy award nominee (and hopefully future winner) for Best foreign language film of the year.

    This movie is stunning. But it can be gory at times - and I mean simple and necessary to the story, but quite explicit. It was done by Guillermo del Toro who did Hellboy and some other work. Btw, did I mention it feels like a Tool video at times?!? Very interesting visually - well done level of contrast. Strange little fantasy/horror/war flick as wikipedia has it pegged.

    Anyone else taken a look at it?
     
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  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    on DVD???
    sounds like something i would love to check out
     
  3. TommyTheCat

    TommyTheCat Gonzo Scientist

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    I think its in theaters and "for the consideration" of the awards...if you know what I mean.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    yep just checked... still in theaters... i think i might have to go see this tonight
     
  5. reikoshea

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    well now you got me interested. i think its a limited release so im probably gonna have to drive back to the area around my office to see it. guess ill have to setup some time after work....i hate the drive to/from the office, even outside of rush hour.
     
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    went and saw it last night... awesome movie... and i have to agree with TommyTheCat's review... pretty much spot on
    :thumbsup: :thumbsup: highly recommended
     
  7. EGProject

    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Saw it two weeks ago, and while I'll admit it was a beautifully done movie with great acting and visuals - it lacked in the overall execution. While I didn't want a storybook ending, the very end seemed a bit lame in contrast to some of the crazy shit going on in the rest of the movie. Gore was interesting in some parts, but uneeded in others.

    I loved the plot and the acting though. For the most part is was paced like a Disney-esque movie, but I loved when you saw the parts no Disney producer would ever allow into the final cut. Mainly the head maid stabbing the general with a bread knife, and then fishooking him in the mouth.

    I'll give it a 7.8 out of 10.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Katie liked it, but thought it was a little weird too. I'll see it if I see it.
     
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