Thursday, January 25, 2007

I Wrote This

My (spoilery) review of Pan's Labyrinth is up at Strange Horizons. To sum up: I liked it, a lot.


Blogger Ben said...

Nice review. I just saw the movie yesterday and loved it. Baquero was wonderful as Ofelia and the film was shot beautifully, but I thought Sergi Lopez was out-of-this-world amazing. I'm pretty sure I didn't blink anytime he was on the screen. The casual, sickening violence masked by movie-star looks and obsessive military precision was, I agree, riveting.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Yes, exactly. I've seen some people condemning the performance for reasons that seem based on their distaste for the character, which to me is missing the point. I think his performance may in fact be the crux of the film; if we don't believe in him, or he becomes cartoony, the rest of the film falls apart. Amazing work.

4:56 PM  

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