Monday, February 19, 2007

Pan's Labyrinth, The Movie

This movie is directed in the past during the Spannish civil war period and it is quite well directed as such. I am not going to go into the details mentioning what is where and how coz that would dilute the effect from the movie. This was the first time that I ventured to watching a Foriegn language movie and I feel that does not dilute the flow of the movie at all. What I like the most in that movie was the way the director mixes parallel story lines and attention to minute details, for example, when shot in the cheek the right eye starts to become bloodier slowly and when the major fights with Mercedes and is cut on the cheek, the cut is pretty much the same length of the small knife that she used. Sometimes, when screens flip over there is a good chance to overdo the actual. Knowingly or unknowingly, this film had the mixture of all.

I would rate the move a positive 8.5 er (not an average movie). See it then you will appreciate the fact why this was oscar nominated in 6 different categories.