Alice In Wonderland And Pan's Labyrinth Comparison

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As I sit along side my husband on our cozy couch browsing lists of scary movies to watch on the Internet, he sees the title Pan’s Labyrinth and immediately stops. He asks if I have ever watched the film and is surprised when I say no. Even though the film is more of a fantasy instead of a scary film, he thought I would enjoy it for its violent and stomach turning scenes; therefore, we decided to watch it on our Saturday night. After viewing the film, it became one of my top favorites replacing Alice in Wonderland. Pan’s Labyrinth when compared to Alice in Wonderland is a superior fantasy film for its correlation between magic and reality, design and the impact on the protagonist. Guillermo del Toro is a well-known fantasy film director due to being “the most challenging of directors in the fantasy field because he invents from scratch” (Ebert). Toro’s film Pan’s Labyrinth released in 2006 by Estudios Picasso films is an intricate, disturbing fairy tale set during the aftermath of a civil war fused with family melodrama. The main character of the film is a young girl named Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) who discovers an ancient maze at her sadistic stepfather’s (Sergi Lopez) army post where she encounters a faun (Doug Jones) who calls himself Pan. The faun tells Ofelia that she is a lost princess who must…show more content…
During the middle of her engagement, the young woman named Alice (Mia Waskiowska) follows a rabbit wearing a waistcoat (Michael Sheen) to a large hole at the base of a tree, where she falls into the hole and enters the magical Underland. She is greeted by several mystical animals and brought to Absolem (Allen Rickman), a smoking caterpillar to determine if she is the correct Alice to defeat the Red Queen’s (Helena Bonham Carter)

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