Originally Posted by lookingglass
Trust me, rent Pan's Labyrinth. It's a beautiful film, and it's worth your time.
I watched it yesterday. I didn't like it. It's too "Brothers' Grim-ish" for me. I probably would have liked it if they hadn't done all that other world fantasy stuff and just based it on the other portion of the "here and now." Plus it was in Spanish with English subtitles! I don't care much for movies like that because I find it difficult and distracting to watch something, hear them speaking in a language that I don't understand while trying to read the subtitles. It requires way too much concentration and I don't have that kind of attention span these days.
I'd rather watch a good drama.
I don't really care for fantasy style movies / novels, but for some reason there was something about LoTR the LoTR movies that appealed to me.
I just hope that this director doesn't butcher The Hobbit and that he makes it in English!