Sunday, January 28, 2007

Pan's Labyrinth, Children of Men

I've listened to a couple of Guillermo del Toro interviews and really like him as a person, but I've heard mixed things at best about his movies. So amidst the hoopla of the Mexican triumvirate of del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron (CHILDREN OF MEN) and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (BABEL), it was with mild enthusiasm I went to PAN'S LABYRINTH last night.

Quite frankly, what's all the fuss about?

Then I saw CHILDREN OF MEN. While it had some tense, harrowing scenes, I found its dystopia one more in the family, and quite frankly, not up to match, say, of Cameron's TERMMINATOR or TERMINATOR 2. You can balk all you want, but I'll stand by that forever. And don't get me started on the racial implications...