Monday, May 21, 2007

El Laberinto del Fauno

We watched Pan's Labyrinth Saturday night. We kept seeing the commercial on TV, and my girl mentioned that it looked good to her. "I wanna see that!" she would exclaim, after every time the commercial for it came on. It looked interesting to me, too.

When I picked it up from Blockbuster, the girl at the counter told me it wasn't in English, but was subtitled. That was the first I heard of that. The previews on TV made it sound like it was some sort of fantasy movie, but not that it was foreign.

It wasn't quite what I expected, but it wound up being interesting in a different way. It was set in WWII Spain, under the hard line rule of Franco. It was a pretty cool movie, that, in spite of the subtitles being poorly rendered, I would recommend. Also, watch out for the intense and graphic depictions of violence. They caught me off guard, and I'm accustomed to that type of thing in my movies.

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