Tuesday, 11 May 2010

The Orphanage

The Orphanage (2007) Dir: Juan Antonio Bayona

I thought the first 40 minutes of this movie were gripping and beautifully shot. Once the story went outside of the confines of the orphanage though, I found my interest waning… and I really didn’t like the ending! It should have just left us with her choice, I think. But those first 40 mins were class.

Guillermo del Toro Exec Produced this movie, but his own El Espinazo del Diablo (The Devil’s Backbone) is far superior (and thematically similar) IMHO.

But that little kid in the scarecrow mask - how creepy was that? And… he’s deformed.

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