Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Movie! ‘Pan's Labyrinth'
You're not going to get an awful lot out of me today, the dentist dug a piece of root out of my gum/jaw this morning and I'm feeling all sorry for myself... :o(
Normal service should hopefully resume tomorrow!
What you will get though is me going on about how great 'Pan's Labyrinth' is. I watched it this afternoon and it is great! :o)
For those of you who haven't seen it here's a quick synopsis that I swiped from elsewhere...
During the Spanish Civil War young Ofelia enters a world of unimaginable cruelty when she moves in with her new stepfather a tyrannical military officer. Armed with only her imagination Ofelia discovers a mysterious labyrinth and meets a faun who sets her on a path to saving herself and her ailing mother. But soon the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur and before Ofelia can turn back she finds herself at the center of a ferocious battle between good and evil.
I haven't got so into a film for a long time. It's dark and sinister and that's just the stuff going on in the real world, the 'otherworldly' sections have a real fairytale feel to them that also has a dark edge. 'Pan's Labyrinth' is gripping stuff that's going to need a second, or even third, viewing before I discover a single thing that I didn't like.
Like I said, this was always going to be a short one today so I'm off to put an ice pack on my jaw. Just give 'Pan's Labyrinth' a go if you haven't seen it already.
See you tomorrow!