i was expecting a much more innocent fantasy, yet at times i find myself frowning at some very disturbing images that just can't be over soon enough. it bothered me deeply. fairy tales are beautiful beings, not as forcible as it was portrayed in this movie. *depressed* there weren't much mystical creatures either. only 3 to be exact, the faun, the fairies n the eyes-on-the-palms monster. n they don't come out often enough !! by the way, the faun - the guy with big horns n goat legs- was more convincing to be the "bad guy", instead of good.
in Roman mythology, Fauns are place-spirits (genii - Latin word for a guardian spirit) of the untamed woodland. they have horns n goat-like hooves. fauns resemble goats below the waist n humans above. fauns are gentler than the satyr. Satyr in Greek mythology, said to have human legs n a horse tail, other than goat-like hooves.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- also known as: Laberinto del fauno, El
- director: Guillermo del Toro
- released: 2006
- casts: Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Doug Jones
- language: Spanish
- genre: Fantasy