Pan’s Labyrinth was neat. Visually it was a very exciting film, and I thought the story worked well. The “real life” characters were just as much fantasy as the fairy tale portion. I wish perhaps that they hadn’t even bothered with the last little dream sequence, and had ended simply with the girl bleeding out in the labyrinth, but otherwise applaud that it was not tied up in a neat little bow at the end.
Not a film for the faint of heart, it can get rather graphic at times, though the most disturbing scenes are pretty brief.