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Settembrini

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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2008, 07:04:37 PM »
Hellboy was soooo pretentious and CGIed, only "Van Hellsing" was worse.
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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2008, 09:45:57 PM »
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Hellboy was pretty bland to me, I haven't made it through Pan's Labyrinth yet. Two starts and stops so far. Blade II sucked, but I did like Mimic. Still I'll keep the hope alive-if nothing else I'll see it to support the genre.


For me, I mostly sat watching Pan's Labryinth with wide eyes and my mouth agape while my brain went, "This is being billed as a kid's movie?  It's practically on level with The Devil's Rejects!?!?!"

Don't get me wrong, I loved The Devil's Rejects and have no qualms about movies being "too violent" or whatever, but it should fit the genre.  

Combining a kid's fairy tale story with some of the most horrific violence I've ever seen - WTF???  I pity the parent that didn't screen that movie first.
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« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2008, 12:18:31 PM »
I've liked Del Toro's work ever since i saw Cronos in Ye Olde Mid-1990s.
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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2008, 12:56:57 PM »
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For me, I mostly sat watching Pan's Labryinth with wide eyes and my mouth agape while my brain went, "This is being billed as a kid's movie?  It's practically on level with The Devil's Rejects!?!?!"

Don't get me wrong, I loved The Devil's Rejects and have no qualms about movies being "too violent" or whatever, but it should fit the genre.  

Combining a kid's fairy tale story with some of the most horrific violence I've ever seen - WTF???  I pity the parent that didn't screen that movie first.

I resisted watching Pan's Labyrinth because all I kept hearing was "critically acclaimed" and "a masterpiece" from the Hollywood crowd and that usually translates into "this movie sucks, but if you think it sucks it just means that your primitive non-Hollywood mind cannot understand it."  Then on a quiet night, with nothing else to watch, I pulled it off On Demand just to see if I could stomach the first few minutes and guess what, Hollywood was right for once.  It was a pretty good movie.  

A children's movie though?  No way.
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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2008, 10:39:28 PM »
Let's not forget that Peter Jackson's work prior to Lord of the Rings consisted largely of fare like Brain Dead and Meet the Feebles. I certainly didn't take those films as good indicators that Jackson would handle LotR's source material well when I saw he was directing, but I think he did fine.

That, and that Pan's Labyrinth was rated R on its release. Forget screening in advance, just look at the damn rating.