Synopsis of Pan’s Labyrinth:
This is a movie based around a girl, whom supposedly is a princess. It started around 1944, the end of the Spanish civil war. A young girl named Ofelia and her mother, Carmen, travel to see Carmens new remarried husband, coldly authoritarian vidal, a captain in Francos army. Finding her new life hard to bear, the young girl seek’s for refuge in a mysterious labyrinth she discovers next to the sprawling family house. The Pan, the guardian, a magical creature, reveals that she is none other than the long lost princess of a magical kingdom. To discover the truth about her life, Ofelia had to accomplish three dangerous tasks, tasks which nothing had prepared her to face. With great tragedy and heartache Ofelia went through she manage to succeed and return to being the princess that she always was.
I found that this was a very interesting film to watch, it showed all the elements of what occurred within the war. The special effects on the creatures were amazing, the graphics were so realistic that it made such a big impact on the movie. Apparently the movie was a winner of 3 academy awards for achievement in Cinematography, achievement in Art Direction and achievement in Make up.