Very original and imaginative film. The young actress who plays Ofelia is wonderfully natural. Sergi Lopez is a masterful actor and is very creepy here. The film's real stars, however, are the special effects which provide the eerie backdrop to Ofelia's fantasy world. From fairies to earth creatures, Guillermo del Toro creates a magical underground world tinged with the day-to-day horrors of the parallel real world of fascist Spain. The film works on many levels; from fantasy to reality; from childhood innocence to adult cruelty; from the natural primordial world to the present-day war-ravaged world. Quite the masterpiece.
|10/10||julieb43@ - 48 reviews|
12.8.2007 - age: 36-49
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