I prefer not to read reviews because (a) they give too much away & I like approaching things fresh (b) I rarely agree with critics. so I didn't know what "Pan's Labyrinth" was abt. I was so enthralld by Guillermo del Toro at the panel the other day that I made sure I was at the first local screening this afternoon.
del Toro is such a funny man I wasn't quite expecting what I saw. this is one of the darkest movies ever made. Sergi Lopez becomes one of the screen's great villains a man as cold as Dick Cheney.