Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pan's Labyrinth Review

Pan's Labyrinth is one of the most beautiful and artistically creative movies that I have ever seen. Director Guillermo del Toro did a wonderful job at creating a truly captivating film that mixes fantasy with reality in a way that has never before been seen. The art direction is stunning, the music is astounding, and the characters are engaging and interesting. The film will definitely go down as del Toro's masterpiece and is sure to be remembered for many years to come.

There are many aspects of this film that are worthy of praise and appreciation. I feel that the cinematography by Guillermo Navarro is one of the most important facets. He really helped to create a beautiful atmosphere of wonder and fantasy by magnificently orchestrating his shots and using very good composition. It's wonderful to know that Navarro went on to win a much deserved Academy Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography for his work on the film, as well as garnering many more accolades along the way.

A lot of credit needs to be given to Guillermo del Toro. He had a truly amazing story that he wanted to tell and he executed it marvelously on film. Pan's Labyrinth is without a doubt one of the best foreign films that I have ever seen and it is one that will not soon be forgotten. I would recommend this film to just about anyone who is looking for a stunning story with stunning visuals. It is definitely one that should not be missed.

Overall Rating: 4/5

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