Pan's Labrinth (in Spanish---El Laberinto del fauno)

Rating = B

This is an inventive film with lots of beautiful photography and computer image generation but, to my mind, not as wonderful as many real critics think. There are parallels between the real and imaginary worlds (evil to be overcome, heros trying to overcome it) but the juxtaposition seems contrived and neither world is enjoyable to watch — just impressive. Young Ivana Baquero in this film reminded me of Natalie Portman in 1994's “Léon” — her look and her demeanor.