A review of this — 5 years ago
This is one of the most awesome movies I have ever seen. It’s gorgeous to look at, the surroundings, the creatures, the athmosphere is perfect. The storyline is excellent. It’s a fairytale, wrapped up in a fairytale. OK, a rather nasty, creepy, terrifying fairytale at times, but remember, that’s how fairytales were intended. Those evil sisters of cinderella cut off their toes and the little mermaid died (sorry to blow your bubble kids, disney lied).
Pan’s Labyrinth beautifully shows a young girl in a harsh world she wants to escape from. She escapes into a fantasy world… or is it? Either way, the difference between the real world and the world she escapes to is very harsh at first, but as the story progresses they intertwine. Fantastically done. It had me leaving the cinema wide eyed and speechless (which is extremely rare for me, i can tell you ;)).