This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This still rips.
Captures the fairytale vibe even better than Pan’s Labyrinth (though I still prefer Pan’s at the end of the day). Part of this involves making every character decision and story beat work better thematically than it needs to literally.
I think film (at least American film) has evolved to the point where most of the “good” works are trying to be as subtle as possible in their messaging, because audiences like nothing more than figuring stuff out.…