February 11, 2007

Pan's Labrynth

Yesterday we went to see this movie and I've got to tell you I don't recommend it to the faint of heart.

Mr. Red and I decided we would celebrate Valentine's early and beat the rush. I love fantasy and Mark loves war movies so we thought this was a good compromise.

I liked the movie. It had some good special effects and was well written, however, I think it could have been every bit as good; no better, if it wasn't so graphic. There were scenes of torture that could have been left out or at least toned down and I would have liked it much better. I spent quite a bit of time covering my eyes. I'm a wimp.

It's like two stories interwoven. The first is a fantasy story about a little girl around 10 years old and the second is a war story about an evil man. I won't tell you too much in case you decide to go and see it.

It is in spanish with subtitles. We were afraid that might be a distraction but it wasn't at all. Luckily no one in the movie is a fast talker or long winded.

Well it wasn't what most people would have thought of as a sweet heart day movie but I'm glad I saw it. :0)

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