Pan's Labyrinth, Warner Bros
Pan's Labyrinth is a film released by Warner Bros. Pictures International, Pan-Europeene and Telecino movie production companies. It is a property of Picturehouse Production Company, based in North America. The film is directed and written by Guillermo Del Toro who is also one of its producers. The film casts a wide array of characters. The lead actor is Ofelia, the self-reliant and gritty twelve year old played by IvanaBaquero. Captain Vidal, played by Sergi Lopez, is Ofelia's stepfather and general to the Spanish Army. He serves to eliminate the resistance guerrilla fighters that hide in the forest.
Mercedes is General Vidal's servant who conspires together with the doctor (IvanaBaquero) to keep the guerrilla in the forest. Ariane Gil, who acts as Ofelia's mother, plays the role of Carmen. The other producers are Bertha Navarro, Alfonso Cuaron, FridaTorresblanco and Alvaro Augustin. This article compares and contrasts the critical reception done by some movie reviewers concerning the Pan's Labyrinth(Earles 178).
[...] For one, I learned on how important it is to address issues concerning the reality aspect of life even when including a fantasy aspect in film. This is important as film critiques often look out for such aspects in a movie. General Vidal, played by Sergi Lopez best expresses The Spanish Civil War in the film. General Vidal represents the sadistic attitude and cruelty associated with the Spanish Civil War. In one instance, Vidal converts the mill into his headquarters. [...]
[...] Then there's Chang's review which takes a neutral position and leaves the judging to the audience. Guillermo Del Toro— Pan's Labyrinth The above stated filmmaker and the film are an excellent choice in film analysis. For one, it is a particularly easy to understand and digest. Del Toro does an excellent job in the scene transition with which he does smoothly. He is also exquisite in the way he synchronizes both the real and the unreal worlds of the film. [...]
[...] He brings out the idea that the labyrinth, the pale man, faun pan and the other elements of fantasy form the important body of the story. The review uses the war as just a tool to keep the audience from slipping too far into the fantasy. This review is essential as it would tend to attract the audience that is into science fiction and find films graphic images appealing. It would, however, deter the romantic type and those “weak-at-heart” so to say. [...]
[...] Pan's Labyrinth greatly radiates the essence of Spanish Cinematic Traditions. This is particularly so in the fact that the film addresses The Spanish Civil War. Unlike its counterparts in Hollywood, the film expresses the war in spite of the midst of all the fantasy in it, typical of Spanish films. Captain Vidal, his army and the resistance most clearly identify this aspect while fighting with each other (Beevor 78). The war aspect of this film is similar to another film, Raza, which addresses the same topic. [...]
[...] He also states all the production companies created and distributed the movie. From this review, we also learn of Guillermo Del Toro's other works like “Blade “Hellboy” and Devil's Backbone.” We also get to a chance to discover the superior quality production and special effects of the film as Chang hails the people involved in these sectors. In Peter Bradshaw's review, we first and foremost, get to know that he does not like the film as he clearly states so. [...]
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