There is something to be said for Pan's Labyrinth
Although LAist has previously reported that Pan’s Labyrinth is dull -- more than once mind you – this reviewer found it necessary to take one more look. I agree with what the other reviews put forward however I would also say that PL, although not originally clever, is a well-told story.
The film is set in 1944 Spain, during the time of Francisco Franco. A young girl, Ofelia, is sent with her mother to live in the countryside after the civil war amongst a small group of fascist soldiers who are seeking out and destroying the last throws of the rebel uprising.
Spoilers and more after the jump...