Now this, this was a nice movie. Like Tim Burton only…. not cute in a creepy way. Billed as horror, well it had it’s moments. There was definitely some creep going on. There was some.. brutal, greusome moments. I had to hold milli’s head at parts and tell her when it’s over, while I was groaning and squirming in my seat. But then at times it was downright magical. Magical, I tell you.
This movie flips between the women caught in the Spanish Civil War (it’s in Spanish) and the repulsive tasks this girl has to accomplish to get away from it all and enter the Magical Kingdom. It ain’t disneyland. Dark and beautiful and magical, yet grounded and greuling and harsh like real life, this intense fairy tale doesn’t relent or give you time to regret anything that happens. Absolutely magninicent and gorgeous. Highly reccommended to see in the theatres for all the lovely scenery and shooting.
Link:El Laberinto del Fauno (2006)