History YMMV / PansLabyrinth

15th Apr '16 7:33:46 AM XanderVJ
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film is far more appreciated outside of Spain, where it's only remembered as "a good Creator/GuillermoDelToro movie"... if remembered at all. Partly because [[CulturalCringe Spaniard mainstream and geek audiences have kind of a disdain for local cinema]].
18th Feb '16 5:12:32 AM VoxAquila
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* SciFiGhetto: It's a fantasy movie that broke out of it in some ways. However as noted under AwardSnub above, it failed to get a Best Picture nomination. The fact the magical elements are more ambiguous most fantasy films may have helped.

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* SciFiGhetto: It's a fantasy movie that broke out of it in some ways. However as noted under AwardSnub above, it failed to get a Best Picture nomination. The fact the magical elements are [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane more ambiguous ambiguous]] then most fantasy films may have helped.
17th Feb '16 5:59:09 PM VoxAquila
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* {{Fanon}}: Despite WordOfGod confirming that the magic is real, some fans prefer to interpreti everything as being in Ofelia's imagination.

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* {{Fanon}}: Despite WordOfGod confirming that the magic is real, some fans prefer to interpreti interpret everything as being in Ofelia's imagination.
17th Feb '16 5:53:48 PM VoxAquila
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* {{Fanon}}: Despite WordOfGod confirming that the magic is real, some fans insist on interpreting everything as being in Ofelia's imagination.

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* {{Fanon}}: Despite WordOfGod confirming that the magic is real, some fans insist on interpreting prefer to interpreti everything as being in Ofelia's imagination.



* SciFiGhetto: It's a fantasy movie that broke out of it in some ways. However as noted under AwardSnub above, it failed to get a Best Picture nomination. Likewise the ghetto is presumably the reason many viewers try to explain away the fantasy elements.

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* SciFiGhetto: It's a fantasy movie that broke out of it in some ways. However as noted under AwardSnub above, it failed to get a Best Picture nomination. Likewise The fact the ghetto is presumably the reason many viewers try to explain away the magical elements are more ambiguous most fantasy elements.films may have helped.
6th Feb '16 2:56:41 PM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: For Creator/GuillermoDelToro.
6th Feb '16 1:28:02 PM Silverblade2
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* TheWoobie: Ofelia, most definitely. Carmen also qualifies.

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* TheWoobie: Ofelia, most definitely. Carmen and Mercedes also qualifies.qualify.
25th Jan '16 5:57:27 AM fearlessnikki
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* {{Fanon}}: Despite WordOfGod confirming that the magic is real, some fans insist on interpreting everything as being in Ofelia's imagination.


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* SciFiGhetto: It's a fantasy movie that broke out of it in some ways. However as noted under AwardSnub above, it failed to get a Best Picture nomination. Likewise the ghetto is presumably the reason many viewers try to explain away the fantasy elements.
23rd Jan '16 7:15:50 AM VoxAquila
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* EsotericHappyEnding: Besides the [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Alternate Ending Interpretation]] above, [[spoiler:Vidal may be dead]], but there are other Falangists (Spanish Fascists) out there. No doubt, looking for them in retaliation.

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* EsotericHappyEnding: Besides the [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Alternate Ending Interpretation]] above, [[spoiler:Vidal may be dead]], but possibility that the ending is [[spoiler:merely Ophelia's dying, blood-loss induced fantasy,]] there are other Falangists (Spanish Fascists) out there. there, after [[spoiler:Vidal's death]]. No doubt, looking for them the Republicans in retaliation.
22nd Jan '16 7:24:03 PM Eagal
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* [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Alternate Ending Interpretation]]: Was Ofelia rewarded for her integrity at the end, when [[spoiler:the king and queen of the underworld say that that because she refused to spill the blood an innocent, she passed [[SecretTestOfCharacter the final test]]]], or was the "blood of an innocent" required, referring to her own blood? Which ending you decide determines how much sympathy you have for the Faun.
** The Faun is subject to his own AlternateCharacterInterpretation, as it is left deliberately ambiguous on how trustworthy he actually is.
** There's another alternative for those who view the film more on the "mundane" side of MaybeMagicMaybeMundane. [[spoiler:The end is merely Ophelia's dying, blood-loss induced fantasy.]]

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* [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Alternate Ending Interpretation]]: Was Ofelia rewarded for her integrity at the end, when [[spoiler:the king and queen of the underworld say that that because she refused to spill the blood an innocent, she passed [[SecretTestOfCharacter the final test]]]], or was the "blood of an innocent" required, referring to her own blood? Which ending you decide determines how much sympathy you have for the Faun.
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AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The Faun is subject to his own AlternateCharacterInterpretation, this, as it is left deliberately ambiguous on how trustworthy he actually is.
** There's another alternative for those who view the film more on the "mundane" side of MaybeMagicMaybeMundane. [[spoiler:The end is merely Ophelia's dying, blood-loss induced fantasy.]]
is.



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: It's probably close to impossible to overstate just how awesome the film's effects are, but it's worth noting that it won multiple Oscars for them (Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup,) as well as tons of other awards.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids; One of the most profound examples. To Which Guillermo del Toro responded:
** [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids What Do You Mean, You Thought It Was for Kids?!]]

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids; One of the most profound examples. To Which Guillermo del Toro responded:
** [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids What Do You Mean, You Thought It Was for Kids?!]]
examples, as the trailers were cut in such a way as to suggest that it's a Disney-esque fantasy. It's not. Really really not.
15th Jan '16 1:56:15 AM Anddrix
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* IAmNotShazam: The Faun has no mentioned name; "[[Myth/ClassicalMythology Pan]]" was used in the English title under the assumption that [[ViewersAreMorons people would confuse "faun" with "fawn" (baby deer.)]]

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* IAmNotShazam: The Faun has no mentioned name; "[[Myth/ClassicalMythology Pan]]" was used in the English title under the assumption that [[ViewersAreMorons people would confuse "faun" with "fawn" (baby deer.)]])
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