22 January 2007
i cannot stress this enough
Pan's Labyrinth has NOTHING to do with the Labyrinth. (no Hoggle, no cool crystal ball thing that david bowie does, not even a cameo!) and it is most definitely NOT a kid's movie. this movie was... surprising, to say the least. i knew i wanted to see it because from the one preview i saw months and months ago, it looked interesting. interesting like... fairy tale interesting. i was thinking something along th lines of MirrorMask maybe? i was incorrect. this was Saving Private Ryan meets... i dont know, some nightmare fairy tale. i think it was a really good movie, but i was just so caught off guard by the whole thing, i just, i guess i got in the way. i really did think it was a movie themed for older kids/young adults what have you. and i think that was a valid thought seeing as how it was portrayed as a "fairy tale." well, there was a fairly tale there, but there was also a lot of violence. GRAPHIC violence. now, maybe you're the kind of person that doesnt think seeing someone's face smashed in with the bottom of a wine bottle is graphic. well, kudos to you, you sick bastard. i am a watcher and lover of violence, but this? i was quite taken back by some of the goin's ons. QUITE.
in other news, i made a (HUGE) compromise and went and saw We Are Marshall with jess and my parents. it wasn't bad. in fact, i left feeling good, which is not something i experience often in the line of movies i watch. it's the kind of movie where you know what you're going to watch, but it was slightly better than that. they did a great job focusing on a specific period of time and a few characters and went from there. i recommend seeing it. not necessarily at the theater but sometime.
Posted by Josh Hunter at 1:07:00 PM