MOVIE: Pan's Labyrinth

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April 18th, 2008 at 01:03pm
In 1944, in the post-Civil War in Spain, rebels still fight in the mountains against the fascist troops. The young and imaginative Ofelia travels with her pregnant and sick mother Carmen Vidal to the country to meet and live with her stepfather, the sadistic and cruel Captain Vidal, in an old mill. During the night, Ofelia meets a fairy and together they go to a pit in the center of a maze where they meet a faun that tells that she is a princess from a kingdom in the underground. He also tells that her father is waiting for her, but she needs to accomplish three gruesome, tough and dangerous assignments first. Meanwhile, she becomes friend of the servant Mercedes, who is the sister of one of the rebels and actually is giving support to the group. In a dark, harsh and violent world, Ofelia lives her magical world trying to survive her tasks and sees her father and king again.

I love this movie so much. Has anyone seen it's 'spiritual' sequel, the Devil's Backbone? Is it good?
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April 18th, 2008 at 06:07pm
I haven't seen the sequel, but I love this movie.

It was a lot more violent than I expected though.
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April 18th, 2008 at 07:06pm
Yeah, I had to look away at the torture bit. Cheese I'm a big wuss when it comes to any kind of hand/eye/bellybutton cutting though. Coolio
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April 19th, 2008 at 06:48am
I hated it when Vidal smashed the farmers son's face in with a bottle. Sad
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April 19th, 2008 at 09:02am
The bit with the knife in Vidal's mouth is worst.
And then he drinks whiskey! Blech.
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April 19th, 2008 at 09:16am
Yeah and he has to stitch it up. The effects are great though.
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April 19th, 2008 at 09:30am
Oh absolutely.
My favourite bit is where she gets the dagger from the room with that creature in it.
Even if the creature does look a bit like a scrotum.
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April 19th, 2008 at 09:32am
I loved it. Con
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April 19th, 2008 at 09:38am
Oh the pale man was really scary when he was chasing her
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April 19th, 2008 at 09:51am
Psychedelic Sheep:
Oh the pale man was really scary when he was chasing her


lmfao It was hilarious and scary at the same time.
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April 19th, 2008 at 09:59am
I would have just taken his eyes so he couldn't see.
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April 19th, 2008 at 11:10am
I wouldn't have eaten the food in the first place.
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April 19th, 2008 at 12:37pm
But you see Ofelia hadn't eaten dinner that night so she naturally would be hungry. Also, even though the fairies tried to stop her, she didn't trust them as they had showed her the wrong door which the dagger was inside.
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April 19th, 2008 at 12:49pm
Yes but Pan told her not to eat the food, and it looked mouldy!
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April 19th, 2008 at 02:09pm
Did it look mouldy? I can't remember.
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April 19th, 2008 at 02:26pm
Yeah, it looked rank and gross.
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April 19th, 2008 at 03:30pm
Oh I thought she ate the food because it was part of the magic of the room and she was ~drawn~ to it but maybe not.
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April 19th, 2008 at 03:31pm
Well if I were a kid and hungry I would have eaten the food. Also Ofelia didn't obey orders that much.
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April 19th, 2008 at 03:44pm
Misanthropist:
Oh I thought she ate the food because it was part of the magic of the room and she was ~drawn~ to it but maybe not.


Yeah, that's one conclusion I had but still. idk.
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April 19th, 2008 at 05:10pm
I watched the movie in 2nd block. Twice.

Oh, it was so weird. *shivers*
But good, though.
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