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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2007, 05:05:26 pm »
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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2007, 05:17:43 am »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZkWww1At24

short part of the movie. but one of the most creepy monster's i've ever seen!  :o
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« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2007, 09:18:47 am »
I just saw this, I admit I wasn't expecting much, but it was one of the best movies I've seen in a while (although I must admit, I haven't seen many movies recently, but it was still good)
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« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2007, 02:11:02 pm »
I saw, and liked this movie on DVD. I really liked the 'thing' in the Second Task, and I thought the general film was very innovative, considering it was working in an overdone, unoriginal genre. It seemed short, overall. but good nevertheless.


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« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2007, 07:07:41 pm »
that 'thing' with the eyes. god, thats creepy.  :-\
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« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2009, 12:11:02 pm »
Just watched it.

Great movie. I recommend it.

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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2009, 04:38:44 pm »
Just watched it.

Great movie. I recommend it.
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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2009, 05:37:54 pm »
so i watched this too...pretty awesome, i loved it.
thing is...why is everyone always talking about the monser thing? the rest of the movie is way more interesting >.>

and i was wondering...(like super duper spoilers...)you think the whole fairy stuff is fake? no one ever catches her with any of the magic stuff besides the root, wich might as well be just a root >.>. and at the end when she goes to the magic place she dies, so it might as well be the delusional stuff you see when you die. this thought makes the story a whole lot more sad about a young girl with a too big imagination for her own good but it sorta makes you wonder...

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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2009, 06:26:38 pm »
Del Toro himself stated that the fantasy world is real. Of course, he could have meant that it was real to him, and not actually real in the Film's canon. Forgetting that, there are a few things that don't really make sense if everything were in Ophelia's head:
1) The Chalk, we saw her using it to escape into from the Pale-Man, and we saw her use it to sneak into Captain Vidal's room. In fact, the Captain even picked up the chalk afterward, so she did do something with it.
2) Where could she have gotten the Mandrake root?I doubt they had any in the kitchen, and while she could have gotten it in the forest, I doubt it as we don't see her ever leaving her room, or having any signs of ever being outside at that time.
3)The Labyrinth itself. Well, someone built it, and at the end of the film you can see a part of the labyrinth's wall open, allowing Ophelia and her baby brother to escape inside. The Captain then reaches a dead end before it opens up again, letting him through.
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« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2009, 01:35:25 am »
thing is...why is everyone always talking about the monser thing? the rest of the movie is way more interesting >.>

this is the first result you get when you type in pan's labyrinth on google

could be considered scary, so I left it as a link
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its horrific, disturbing, and it eats babies and collects their shoes.
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« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2009, 05:44:51 am »
so i watched this too...pretty awesome, i loved it.
thing is...why is everyone always talking about the monser thing? the rest of the movie is way more interesting >.>

and i was wondering...(like super duper spoilers...)you think the whole fairy stuff is fake? no one ever catches her with any of the magic stuff besides the root, wich might as well be just a root >.>. and at the end when she goes to the magic place she dies, so it might as well be the delusional stuff you see when you die. this thought makes the story a whole lot more sad about a young girl with a too big imagination for her own good but it sorta makes you wonder...

I think the movie is open to three canonical interpretations:

1.It was all in her head, she's a disturbed little kid in a time of war, what did you expect. I personally think not, specifically because she got out of her locked room to get the baby. with a piece of chalk.

2.It was all real. and in the end her soul returned to the underworld and lived happily ever after while her body on earth rotted away. this is what wikipedia likes to think, and I say BAD WIKIPEDIA! SHOO!

3.It was all real EXCEPT for the last bit, she was killed in the real world, so she died in the matrix, no "her soul lived on" ****.I like to believe this is what happened.

Furthermore, I think that the Faun wasn't even trying to help her, He was just a cheating old beast who needed some errands run for him, He wanted to kill a baby that's all, so he sent his minions to spy on who comes by, and picked Ofelia as a suitable candidate. he also gets younger as the more of the tasks get complete, or maybe it's the proximity of the full moon,I suppose the baby sacrificing would grant him immurtality or something, which would also relate nicely to the story Ofelia told the baby about the flower on the spiky mountain. I can hardly imagine that knife being made to take a few drops of baby blood only, considering it was picked up from the house of a dude that kills and eats babies for a living.

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« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2009, 06:27:54 am »
Interesting, it does fit in with what Mercedes (The maid) told Ophelia early in the film, but I don't buy it:

The entire goal of the Third task was to get Ophelia to die, so perhaps the faun was expecting Ophelia to give up her own life? And, you have to consider that the Captain was in the Labyrinth as well, so perhaps the Faun was stalling Ophelia to allow the Captain to get through (The wall opened up for him again, remember?) so that he could kill her.

Perhaps the faun knew that Ophelia was too scared to think rationally, and thus had to make the Captain complete the final task.

In the end though, the best thing about the film is that it's ending is so open to interpretation. Did she go to the underworld? Or was everything simply in her head?


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« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2009, 11:57:26 am »
I thought the entire goal of the third task was to sacrifice the innocent

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« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2009, 12:41:06 pm »
Ophelia was innocent ;)
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« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2009, 01:01:50 pm »
Meh, innocence is subjective