A few words about the Spanish fantasy film Pan’s Labyrinth.
It’s extremely pretty, well made and finely acted.
It’s very violent, enough to gross me out, and unsuitable for anyone under the age of 20.
The plot is driven entirely by the pointless cruelty of a psychopath. Pan’s Labyrinth is thus a story of pointless suffering and cruelty, which is a genre I loathe. That’s what the real world is like, I don’t need that in fiction as well.
Oh, and the title’s mistranslated. It’s actually El Laberinto del Fauno, “The Faun’s Labyrinth”.