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Old 06-12-2007, 01:20 AM
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Have you seen it?

It's like an fable made for adults. It involves a girl stuck with her mother in Spain's civil war, and she meets a faun and some fairy's in a maze.... The story's kind of all over the place. In my opinion, It's good, but not great... The faun looks SO MUCH better then Mr Tumnus.

It's rated R, so you know... It's got some graphic violence.

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Old 06-12-2007, 01:12 PM
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I heard about how good it was. They said it was in Spanish?
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i think its like one of the coolest movies... i loved it though it does have a lot of violence...
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it sounded creepy
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Old 06-12-2007, 04:25 PM
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Say, does anybody in this forum has watched this movie? For fantasy, it's one of the best, and with the style of Guillermo del Toro, how could it more excellent? Save, if it wasn't him, I bet Tim Burton will do a good job.

These insect-like fairies, I love them so much, their transformation, their moves. To me, that's how a real fairy should look like.

What about the faun? (but should be a satyr) a good character, and not any lame and downer as those of other movies (Gollum is not amongst them... and good for him he said all those things to Dobby, he deservs that and more)

And what about the monster that watched over the food? One of the most hideous, grim indeed. I love it. It's really scary. The very fact that he grabs his eyes with his hands and use them as a mask (and when it eats with tasty gore those fairies)

Because, even for a fantasy film, the violence is quite realistic, and a good one. I don't know if there was once an intention for psychological horror and violence, but WOW!! That made the film only better, and more attractive to youngster and adults.

Why, haven't you read real fairy stories and tales? Don't you remember the illustrations and paintings? If it had to be realistic, when they depicted violence and monsters or grievous moments, they showed the feeling. I love especially the ones of Gustave Doré.

Come on, despite the violence, the movie is a must-have, and a must-see for every fantasy lover. (Or are you too weak and scared of the monsters, or even by the fairie munching sequence of the monster... C'mon, if you read the original version of Little Red Riding Hood, she and her grandma were really devoured . But, the best part, was in another version, when it comes the hunter and then, comes the open-belly part, like so many wolves have suffered) But you don't know the Beast of Gévaudan.
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It sounds creepy to me.
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Mmmmmhhh... what do you mean exactly with creepy?
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Mmmmmhhh... what do you mean exactly with creepy?
Umm..I don't know.It just seems very dark to me..it's hard to explain..
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It just seems very dark to me..it's hard to explain..
I can only assume you don't like graphic violence. It's not like you walk down the street everyday and see a R rated fantasy film playing.
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Pan is among my favorite movies of all time. It definitely tops my list of foreign language movies that I have seen!

Just a correction thought, Protagonist, it takes place during Spain's civil war, not the concurrent WWII.

But I agree with others that this is a very dark movie. It deserves its 'R' rating with all of the violence including all of the killing such as a stabbing in the face, the war of the rebellion, shooting a man in the back, and definitely the next-to-last killing. There was also torture and euthanasia of the torture victim.

I would highly recommend it for anyone over 18 who is fine with the violence.

The grossest scene for me was the large frog.

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