5 Beautifully DarkOCProductions | 08/07/2007 | See all OCProductions's reviews (11)Truly inspirational are two words I can think of to describe this film. Its rare these days to find a film this wonderfully smart and magical. This is a true triumph for director Guillermo Del Toro, who hasn't really shown his talent since The Devil's Backbone. Pan's Labyrinth is a sweet but surprisingly violent tale; the violence however is necessary to the look and feel to the film. Casting is perfect, the makeup of the creatures is very impressive and special effects are not relied upon too much so you never feel like anything is false. If you feel like going on an exciting and magical journey any time soon buy it - but make sure you get the two disc set so you can watch all the great special features.