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Re: Pan's Labrynth
« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2007, 12:07:57 AM »
    I just saw it today and the majority of "on-screen" violence is from being shot.  While the captain threatens a lot of tor-cha, that really isn't shown on screen, although the results of it are.  So, yeah, it is very violent and bloody but it could have been much more so.
 
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Re: Pan's Labrynth
« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2007, 08:54:22 AM »
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   I just saw it today and the majority of "on-screen" violence is from being shot.  While the captain threatens a lot of tor-cha, that really isn't shown on screen, although the results of it are.  So, yeah, it is very violent and bloody but it could have been much more so.
 

Thats exactly what i was curious about cool, cant wait till i can see it although i know i get to wait till it comes to dvd.


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Re: Pan's Labrynth
« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2007, 08:44:10 AM »
I meant to mention this before and am sort of surprised no one else has either.  Did anyone else feel like the lullaby that is featured throughout the movie is curiously similar to the song at the beginning of the MST episode Squirm?  Apparently, the Pan's Labyrinth version is original to the movie.  I don't know about the Squirm version, but that's the only place I've ever heard it.


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Re: Pan's Labrynth
« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2007, 10:46:35 AM »
Saw it this weekend, but yeah... 
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Re: Pan's Labrynth
« Reply #49 on: January 30, 2007, 01:14:11 PM »
Saw it this weekend, but yeah... 
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Re: Pan's Labrynth
« Reply #50 on: January 31, 2007, 11:21:12 AM »
Just noticed this thread...
My feelings, in brief:
I loved the fantasy images.
I'm guessing the Del Toro didn't like Franco's fascists.  One-dimensional bad guys, made the Nazis in Raiders/Last Crusade look 'nuanced'.  He really dropped the ball with the Step-Father...unless he wanted him to be as complicated as Sauron in the LOTR movies.  I'm not Spanish so I'm probably not as sensitive about this as they are; but I think the setting "Welcome to Spain, where the bad guys won" could have been more well-rounded.  There were moments where I expected Del Toro to show some depth to the antagonists, I mean the Mother married the Captain and spoke about how good he was to them (and to her)...but we we the audience never saw anything but thuggish, sadistic brutality.

Hated, HATED the gore.  It literally drove me out of the theater.  I actually made me stop caring about the story.  (note, I didn't like The Cell, Saw or the surgical addiction scene in Hellboy either.)

Oh, and if you're female, never trust a faun.  It never ends well.  Even if you're at a beach party in Cabo San Lucas.
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Re: Pan's Labrynth
« Reply #51 on: January 31, 2007, 11:33:46 AM »
Only similarity with Hellboy that I can think of is GDT's use of makeup/prosthetics.

Much more similar to Devil's Backbone, like ScottH said.

I was warned that it was disgustingly violent before I saw it, but didn't really feel that was the case.  I have seen Irreversible, which was more graphic than I would ever have liked, so maybe my judgement is a little skewed.

Overall, I thought it was a great movie.  I'm somewhat curious what other people thought of the ending, so here goes my first attempt at using the spoiler thingy:

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Re: Pan's Labrynth
« Reply #52 on: January 31, 2007, 11:38:18 AM »
I saw this a few weeks ago. It was surprisingly gory (especially when it only carries a 15 certificate - when it's touted as a fantasy film, potentially you could have littl'uns 'accidentally' watching this) but I didn't feel it was excessive; it was justified within the themes being explored.

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Re: Pan's Labrynth
« Reply #53 on: January 31, 2007, 11:48:46 AM »
Saw it this weekend, but yeah... 
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Re: Pan's Labrynth
« Reply #54 on: January 31, 2007, 12:46:46 PM »
Saw it this weekend, but yeah... 
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Re: Pan's Labrynth
« Reply #55 on: January 31, 2007, 12:48:46 PM »

Hated, HATED the gore.  It literally drove me out of the theater.  I actually made me stop caring about the story.  (note, I didn't like The Cell, Saw or the surgical addiction scene in Hellboy either.)

There was gore in this movie? Where? I didn't see much.

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Re: Pan's Labrynth
« Reply #56 on: January 31, 2007, 03:10:09 PM »
What made me leave was the 'Man who Laughed' slit cheek.  But there was more than enough blood in this movie between the torture, child birth and...oy.  Frankly, I've blocked most of it out, all except that slit cheek.   It still makes me shudder.
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Re: Pan's Labrynth
« Reply #57 on: February 01, 2007, 05:43:18 AM »
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Re: Pan's Labrynth
« Reply #58 on: February 01, 2007, 06:59:57 AM »

Hated, HATED the gore.  It literally drove me out of the theater.  I actually made me stop caring about the story.  (note, I didn't like The Cell, Saw or the surgical addiction scene in Hellboy either.)

There was gore in this movie? Where? I didn't see much.

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Re: Pan's Labrynth
« Reply #59 on: February 01, 2007, 01:11:52 PM »
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Love doesn't hurt. It kills.

"Where there's smoke, there's a smoke-making machine."