Sci-Fi and fantasy really should get separate categories, but I’m not going to bitch about that here, nope, not at all!
Day 21 – Your Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film
El Laberinto Del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth, 2006, Guillermo del Toro)
I could have picked a bevy of titles for this category, from either the realm of sci-fi or fantasy. In the end I decided look more at the world of fantasy because I tend to prefer fantasy over sci-fi by a very small margin. Out of all the fantasy films I considered the one that kept popping out in my wee old brain was El Laberinto Del Fauno. I remember the first time I made the trip to the Barrington AMC to check out the latest from Guillermo del Toro. The world he created for El Laberinto Del Fauno was mesmerizing on a couple of different levels. He delivered all the fantastic imagery he had quickly become well known for but at the same time he brought a story to the table that was equal parts fascinating, terrifying and challenging. There are a lot of great fantasy films out there, but there aren’t many that can match the many ways El Laberinto Del Fauno reaches out to its audience.