Pan's Labyrinth

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

No, I didn't decide to watch this on Valentine's thinking it was some remake of the 1986 Labyrinth in hopes that I'd be whisked off into a magical land with masquerades in glass bubbles (oh, how I wish), 80's pop music and David Bowie in leather and purple spandex.

Those pants, ugh.

I assure you, Pan's Labyrinth is nowhere close and quite the morbid contrast to Jim Henson's Labyrinth. In fact, some scenes were almost painful to watch... the phantom sensation of a blade slicing my cheek open still lingers in the air at the edge of my lips, so much so I feel the need to press fingers against my cheek to make sure it's all there even after the movie.

In short, picture "Alice in Wonderful" for adults, gone horribly wrong set in the midst of gloomy war instead of pastel confusion... now mix in a sadistic tormentor of an army captain trying to drive out the rebels, a little girl with stellar imagination (she's handy with chalk too!) both far and wide and finally Pan himself with the legendary body of half a centaur, sexy horns and unfortunately, a face like that monster figure in "Saw." Hmm, the last bit didn't sound quite right.

And not to forget the Tinkerbells who lack a little fairy dust and a mandrake root that lets out baby giggles while soaked in milk...

It's a good movie, go watch it!

And Happy Valentine's! :)


posted at 2/14/2007 09:22:00 PM by nekomatta ·

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yo sean! I saw this movie by myself on Valentine's day too! Man, I should have called you! ha Well I would like to say that I totally agree with you on the movie! ...Alice in the Wonderland for adults! Exactly what i was thinking! Great minds think alike! :D
February 20, 2007 2:41 PM  
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