Mar 13, 2007

[Movies] Pan's Labyrinth.

Pan's Labyrinth is one of those rare movies that simply overwhelm your senses. Of course there's the fact that it's an amazing visual feast - like honeyed chocolate that is just so rich, so sweet, so overpowering that for hours later you cannot escape the taste of it in your mouth. This movie is like that, since it blazes into your brain imagery of such potency, such brilliant creativity that you can't help but be left numb in contentment afterwards.

It is sheer poetry translated into film - the essence of what the mind can create in itself. But it's more than just a pretty thing to watch - hidden beneath layers of childhood fairytale and deceptively simple story telling is a powerful story, a tale of the power of the human spirit and the extent to which a child will go to escape the cruelty and of the harsh reality she is forced to live in.

I'm left without words, really. I don't know what else I can say - it's just so hard to find the right words. Words alone fail me - they lack the power to truly capture how the movie is. I suppose it truly is one of those things that you need to see in order for you to truly appreciate it.

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