MOVIE REVIEW: PAN'S LABYRINTH (@RAPSENCLAVE
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Director: Guillermo del Toro
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The movie is set up in end of the second World War in Spain where resistance is still pretty high. The fascist regime of general Francisco Franco won the war, but there are still partisans who keep the fascists busy. Ofelia's mother is married to Captain Vidal. She's pregnant and travels with Ofelia to Captain Vidal. Captain Vidal doesn't like Ofelia. When they arrive at his military base, she finds an old labyrinth. In there she meets a pan, who tells her that she's the princess of the underworld trapped in a human's body. She can return if she stands 3 examinations. He gives her a book which might help her. While Captain Vidal doesn't like Ofelia, his employee, Mercedes, does. She and Doctor Ferreiro support the partisans. Doctor Ferreiro has to pay with his life for that. Ofelia stands the first 2 examinations. Her mother gives birth to a boy, but unfortunately she dies. !SPOILER ALERT!
For the last examination Ofelia should bring her half brother to the pan. She steals the baby from Captain Vidal and enters the labyrinth. The pan wants that she sacrifices her half brother. As she's discussing with the pan, Captain Vidal enters the labyrinth. He can't see the pan, so he thinks she's possesed. He shoots and takes the baby. As he leaves the labyrinth he's surrounded by partisans. They shoot him and enter the labyrinth where they find Ofelia. She wakes up in a big throne room. She sees her father and her mother on the throne. In the middle, there's one throne left. The pan congratulates her. She stood all the examinations and would've rather sacrificed her life than an innocent one.
:To me out of 100 I would rate the movie at 89 , it's a really great dark Fantasy film ,but best thing I love about this movie is this it plays a really mind swirling thing at the end if you've watched it you'll know it , the story of Ofelia can be taken through two ways one is obviously Fantasy wise but other one as a reality wise where all those fantasy is just a imagination. CONTINUED IN COMMENTS