1. rq says

    Ooooh. Myyy. Just my style. A Thing to look forward to -- the accompanying poster art (and the art shown at the end of the trailer there) is goooorgeous, too!

  2. says

    I am looking forward to this one. It had better have a happy ending, and that asshole with the cattle prod better be killed by someone.

  3. rq says

    Basically, yes. I like my tragedies, but this one needs the happy to be enjoyed.
    (If I remember Pan’s Labyrinth correctly, then it may be wrenching, but it will get there.)

  4. says

    Another plus is the wondrous Doug Jones will be playing the merman, and I’d watch him doing anything, and listen to him read anything. So yeah, that alone tells me this will be similar to Pan’s Labyrinth, at least in tone and feel. No one does the weird fairytale stuff like del Toro, because he’s not afraid of the darkness that runs through actual fairytales.

  5. rq says

    Yeah, a good fairytale needs the darkness. They’re never about the happy ending but the terror of the other or the unknown (or, really, the known). Del Toro is a master with this.
    I’m afraid I’m not so familiar myself with Doug Jones, but that may have to change.

  6. says

    Doug Jones was the Faun and the child eating monster in Pan’s Labyrinth, among many other characters. He’s usually under a ton of prosthetics.

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