Today I watched Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Taking place just after the Spanish civil war, Pan’s Labyrinth tells the tale of young Ophelia, whose mother has just re-married a villainous army captain. 372 more words
Today I watched Guillermo Del Toro’s Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (2008)
Remember how I said that Hellboy stories came in two flavours? There is the Lovecraftian Nazi occultism theme which was well portrayed by the first film. 619 more words
Today I watched Guillermo Del Toro’s Hellboy (2004)
Hellboy is an urban fantasy adaptation of the comic books of the same name. Much like Blade, another early modern comic adaptation, Hellboy takes a lot of liberties with the source material. 590 more words
This essay was written for a course on fantasy film at the University of Manitoba in November 2014.
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Matthew Vaughn’s 2007 film… 2,284 more words
This essay was written for a course on fantasy films at the University of Manitoba in October 2014.
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In Guillermo del Toro’s… 1,436 more words
Today I watched Peter Yates’ Krull (1983)
Ahh is there anything finer than cheesy 80’s fantasy flicks? well, other than legitimately good movies that is. OK, that’s being reductive, while the boom of fantasy flicks in the 80’s can totally be attributed to the success of star wars and the choice of fantasy was because it was cheaper than sci-fi, you could just go shoot it in sole old italian ruins and dress everyone in burlap sacks instead of all that techy greebling. 465 more words