I think perhaps I waited to long to see this movie, and learned to much about it beforehand. I loved it, but nothing in it truly surprised me. Of course, it was a fairy tale, so maybe that's part of the point--this story is kind of timeless, kind of the same as all the other stories we know so well. The visuals were beautiful, totally mesmerizing, and then also sometimes so gross I covered my eyes.
I have no doubt that this movie will stay with me for a long time. Still, I enjoyed The Devil's Backbone more.
dir. by Guillermo del Toro, 2006