Unfortunately, it's not the monsters that likely have scared many away from Pan's Labyrinth, rather, the fact that it's a foreign language film. But the critics and the Academy didn't shy away because this film scooped up its fair share of Oscars.
Beyond the monsters, you won't recognize any of the actors from this film. Although they are great in their own regard, obviously, the visionary that built this movie is the true star. That's director Guillermo del Toro. F*cking brilliant. The Mexican filmmaker came on the scene by spicing up the Wesley Snipes vampire franchise in Blade II but set the screen on fire with the red hot Hellboy. Here he's got a young girl who stumbles upon and befriends the famous faun in charge of the decrepit maze... he makes predictions for her that only she can unravel.
FilmBender is Funny Movie Reviews. Guys will dig this film -- trippy story, outrageous monsters, visual fantasy, war-time setting and nose crushing violence... not your typical kids fairy tale.