Will Bonk’s review published on Letterboxd:
A film that holds a special place in my heart for what may seem like an odd reason. The only other time I’ve seen this film was when it released in 2006. I was only 8 years old, but my dad took me and my sister to go see it in theatres. Even though it has been forever since I’ve seen it certain scenes have stayed with me all these years. I will always remember the scene where the person gets their face beat in with a bottle, the cries of the magic root, and the scene with the Pale Man. It’s amazing to revisit this and have it feel like I watched it for the first time yesterday. A film that has that kind of lasting power to me is just incredible. I think it really speaks to the power of GDT’s visuals. However, the visuals are not the only thing that carry this movie. I find the story quite engaging as well. Definitely going to work through some of Guillermo del Toro’s other films today.