I missed it in the theater in my hometown, but it was just shown in the theater near my university. Excellent, excellent movie. Not really what I was expecting--the fantasy elements were less promonent then I expected--but still excellent.
And the feast scene was brilliant, although you'd sort of expect that even a child would have had more sense then to eat those damn grapes.
And I don't think you were supposed to trust the fawn.
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3-1/2 out of 5 stars for me. I wouldn't call it a masterpiece but rather a very good movie with excellent parallelism in terms of human layers. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it a good deal, but 85% of it is a psychological war drama, and I've seen better psychological war dramas.
Yeah didn't trust the Faun at all. Especially when she asked about the carving depicting the Faun, herself and a little baby and the way the Faun quickly turned the convo around. That general though, I wish they could have tortured that sadistic piece of phlegm. The faun should have taken a dump in his mouth when they shot his ass in the face.
I liked the movie but I wouldn't really call it phenomenal or anything. The entire movie felt like I was watching the rough draft of something that could have been so great. The movie seemed to aspire to much more than it was. I give it about a 8.0 out of 10.
Anyone else think that Ofelia's facial expression was HILARIOUS when she ate the grapes. It's like she told those fairies "**** you!"
I'd give it a 4.7. I knew it was going to be dark, but I had no idea how violent it could get. I'm the only one that liked it though, everyone else was "What? IT's not in English!?!! NAH-AH!" but it's better that way, it does take place in spain.
I was like "Oh.." when I heard it was in Spanish. But after five minutes of watching it, I didn't even know I was reading them and I don't even remember the spanish speaking! Just like when I saw The Passion of the Christ..except that was in Aramaic.
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