Pan's Labyrinth

United States
February 14, 2007 8:10am CST
I went to see this wonderful fairytale this weekend and was shocked by not being prepared for the subtitles. I had NO IDEA that this was in Spanish!!! I thought, at first, that it was going to drive me crazy and had conceded to the fact that I might be walking out of this one, I hate doing that. But, as the story unfolded I was pleasantly surprised that it made no difference what language the movie was in. The story was told visually and could probably be understood iwthout words at all. It is the quintessencial fairy tale. Good VS Evil. Although, sometimes the lines are blurred in the faun's case. I would recommend this for all, but it is VERY gory. I understand why it was given an R rating.
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• Canada
12 Jul 07
Just like you, I had no idea it was in Spanish. But when I found out, it didn't bother me so much. The movie was supurb, one of the best movies I have ever seen. It had everything a good movie should have. It made me hate the bad guys and love the good guys. I did shread more than a few tears throughout the film because it touched me so much. I am so glad that Guillermo Del Toro decided to make it a foreign film, it added such a great atmosphere to the movie.
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14 Feb 07
I saw Pan's Labyrinth recently too, and thought it was brilliant. I was aware it would be in Spanish, however, so didn't have that shock, but some of the imagery was shocking. I would highly recommend it, as the story told in it is relevant to most people.
@karen1969 (1788)
9 Jun 10
I love this film too, I have it on DVD. I thought it was beautifully done and definitely very like a fairytale. I would also recommend The Orphanage which is similar, also Spanish and in a similar style - very haunting and memorable film.
• United States
28 Sep 07
The movie was excellent. I bought it as soon as it came out. It wouldn't have the same punch if it were in English. It was like a grown-up fairy tale. Darkly fantastical.
• United States
11 Mar 07
Pan''s Labyrinth is an awesome movie. I plan on buying it when it comes out on DVD. I don't understand how you couldn't have known it was in spanish? Every review or thing I saw about it on tv mentioned it was in Spanish at least once.
• Philippines
4 Mar 07
Well it won Oscars Best Cinematography for its outstanding backdrop of fairy-made-for-oldies atmosphere. just superb.