El Orfanato kicked my ass. A lot.

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El Orfanato kicked my ass. A lot.

Postby Tiffy-o on Wed May 28, 2008 6:18 pm

Love Guillermo del Toro. I though Pan's Labyrinth delivered a good ass-whooping. But El Orfanato--ripped my heart out, ran over it, then backed up. Beautiful cinematography, wonderous story, killer effing ending. Thought it was going to be like every other cheesy/overly gory horror flick out these days--but then again I forgot who produced the damn thing.

Guillermo del Toro flicks, anyone?

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Postby his divine noodle on Thu May 29, 2008 1:10 am

Truly a wonderful film, but it freaked me out about 60 times :p
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Postby ChowMein on Thu May 29, 2008 4:47 pm

Sounz good , tanks m8 !
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Postby LuckyLuigi on Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:52 pm

I was a bit disappointed after the brilliant previous film Pan's Labyrinth which I did think was excellent.
But I hate ghost stories, they're so boring, what can I say ? My pal who was with me thought is was brilliant tough.
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Postby ~NoodleDemon~ on Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:23 pm

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Postby black bart on Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:15 am

I haven't seen the Orphange or Hellboy 2 yet but if it's Guillermo del Toro I will make sure I get round to it. The clips I've seen of the Orphanage so far remind me of a short story by the greatest ghost story writer of all time MR James...'Lost Hearts'.
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Postby WelshRarePasta on Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:07 pm

I got bored with the Orphanage about 3/4 way through because a) I saw it in a crappy art-house theater and b) I thought I had it figured out. I was pleasantly surprised, however, with the ending... the film doesn't even compare Pan's Labrynth for me, but the Orphanage is about the only 'ghost' film I've ever seen that I liked at all. So, since with the distractions of bad sound in the theater, several drunk people around me, and the static of my own preconceptions, I'm gonna have to rent it... definitely worth seeing twice imo.
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Postby fueledbycoffee on Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:54 am

Just watched it last night. When I thought of it as a horror film, I was bored. The thing is, it wasn't. When I figured that out, I fell in love with it. It was absolutely beautiful.
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